For the first time in Indonesia, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) will organize an OpenStreetMap (OSM) Mapathon. In an event like Mapathon, OpenStreetMap developers, contributors, and community members will sit together to learn further how to make an effective use of OSM; for an even greater smash, on how to ensure OSM can be utilised for humanitarian purposes, such as in contingency planning. What can you expect from the first ever mapathon in Indonesia? How can you participate in the event? You can find the answers in this following post.
Details of the Event
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Venue: Jogja Digital Valley
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Session I :
– Introduction to OSM, Creating OSM account, and Edit Data with iD Editor
– Coffee Break
Session II :
– Introduction to JOSM and how to add new entry with JOSM
– Digitazing with JOSM or OpenID using Tasking Manager
– Display Online OSM Map
How to Register
Please click on this link to access the registration page
Entry Fee: Rp. 20.000,-
Payment can be done through transfer to the following bank account::
BCA : 8130 2372 41
Name : Elvanisa Ayu Mushier
After you have registered and transfer the fee, please send a notification by attaching your registration tickets and transfer receipt to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia
The OSM was started from 2004 with the objective to make the world map freely accesible and editable by everyone. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team first began its project in Indonesia in 2011, initiating a community-based mapping with the help from Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction. The main objective of this project is to map exposure, as one of the components in disaster reduction. In the following years OSM also partner with other Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), universities, and government agencies to spread the knowledge about using OSM as an effective tool in assisting decision making process.
Mapathon itself has been organized for a sizeable number of time in other countries (such as in the United States) to provide an all-inclusive avenue for sharing the knowledge about using OSM in their respective region.
Other Ways to Participate
If you are not currently residing in Jogjakarta, but are interested to participate, we would be happy to hear from you. We are very open to work with you and/or your community to organize a Mapathon event in your area. You can simply email us to email@example.com with your request or inquiry about how to organize a Mapathon. You can also update from Jogja Mapathon by searching the hashtag #petakanIndonesia (means #tomapIndonesia) on twitter. For beginners, you can also access this link to study how to use OSM by yourself.