OSGeo-BE-Cartopartie sans-abri 27.02.2016

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Using OpenStreetMap for solidarity ?

Join the first "mapping party for the homeless" ! It will take place in Brussels, on 27th February, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). You will take part to an important mapping initiative, that would answer the needs of different associations working with the homeless (i. e. La Strada, Médecins du Monde, Association des Maisons d'Accueil).

Sat., 27th february. 2016 from 10.30 AM to 5 PM

UB4.126 and UB4.130 (Building U, 4th level), Solbosch campus, the Université Libre de Bruxelles
- 30 avenue Antoine Depage, 1050 Bruxelles Ixelles, Belgium

What do I have to bring?

   Your enthousiasm (computers and mice will be available for everyone) 
   A dish and/or something to drink (potluck dinner)
   If it is possible : your OpenStreetMap ID and password (to get access to your personal account: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new) 

What will we do?

   We will learn how to use OpenStreetMap
   We will improve the map, adding useful resources to it (starting from the data from several associations) 

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a citizen-based map that anyone can easily edit ; it is the Wikipedia of maps, so to say. Right after the volunteers would click of the 'save' button, the map will immediately be updated and available for everyone. It will finally provide a useful tool to Brussels associations and NGO's

To illustrate this point, here are some of the last updates you can find on OSM: http://osmlab.github.io/show-me-the-way/.

The event is open to everyone (associations, citizens -- beginners, cartographers, experts, geeks). The aim is to allow you to edit and enrich the maps in an autonomous way, according to your needs.

Do I need to be an expert in cartography ?
No, you don't need any experience in that domain. Having some free time on Saturday and being able to use basic softwares is all it takes. So, don't hesitate to join us !

10.30: Welcoming address. Presentation of the different projects and associations
10.45: Présentation of Dewey, Open Source Geospatial (OSGeo) and OpenStreetMap (OSM)
11:00: Initiation to OpenStreetMapping
12:30: Potluck dinner
14:00: Mapping party (divided in thematic groups)
17:00: End of the event, but the bar remains open !

How to suscribe ?
Free event. Booking is mandatory. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cartopartie-sans-abris-tickets-21114409768

This event is organized by ASBL OSGeo.be, in collaboration with OSM, Poppy and Dewey. With the support of the Université Libre de Bruxelles - IGEAT.