OpenStreetMap Training in Riau University

After pending for while, OpenStreetMap Training in Riau University (UNRI) finally held. This training is part of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia project called University Roadshow and  this training is sequel from previous QGIS Training in July 2014.

The purpose of this OSM Training is to establish community in Riau especially in Pekanbaru and know more about OpenStreetMap and can help Local Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) in each participants area as a data collector or data analyst.  This training held for 3 days start from February 10 until February 12 2015 and located at Engineering Building Centre, Riau University.

Even though this is a sequel from previous training, most participants were not involved in the previous training. However, this did not discourage them to learn and getting new experiences in this training. It started at 09.00 AM until 04.30 PM February 10 and February 11 2015 and at February 12  started at 09.00 AM until 02.00 PM.

UNRI OSM Training Activities

UNRI OSM Training Activities (Courtesy : Manyuk Fauzi)

This training materials cover theory about OSM and technical things like how to use OSM Editor such as iD Editor and JOSM and also how we can manage OSM data quality and tips editing in OpenStreetMap. The most interesting session in this training is Field Survey where participants collecting the appropriate objects in the field.

Another unique thing in this training activities is HOT not only provide training and knowledge to the participants but also give some reward to some participants. The reward is the result from editing competition using Tasking Manager during the training and also it was given to the participant who has highest average score of Pre and Post Test that were conducted before and after training. The reward was expected could be trigger for participants to doing this training.


The participants look very enthustiastic and active during the training and hopefully they can be pioneer in data collection and OpenStreetMap community in Pekanbaru.