I’m teaching OpenStreetMap 101 at the first MaptimeCHI.
Architects will learn that OpenStreetMap can be used as a data source when developing projects and as a basis for designing custom maps in project publications (website, anthology, monograph, client presentations).
This meeting is about getting an introduction to OpenStreetMap and learning to make your first edit in the “Wikipedia of maps”.
Thursday, July 17th, from 6-8 PM
200 E Randolph St
Here are two examples of how architects could use OpenStreetMap data.
Example 1 of how to use OpenStreetMap. Instead of publishing a screenshot of Google Maps in your documents or website, create a custom design map like this without having to spend so much time tweaking it in Illustrator. This map was created by Stamen Design using TileMill.
And the second.
Here’s one example where OpenStreetMap could be useful. Let’s say you’re working on a site plan for Willow Creek Church in South Barrington and you need a general layout of the parking lot. 1. You can get it from OpenStreetMap because it’s already there. 2. You can draw it in OpenStreetMap yourself (to benefit all other OSM users) and then extract it as a shapefile.