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Trimet's OSM Meet & Greet

Posted by Mele Sax-Barnett on 29 April 2011 in English (English)

You're invited!

TriMet, Portland's regional transportation agency, is holding a meet & greet for local OSM Mappers:

Friday May 13, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
TriMet Center Street Administration Building
4012 SE 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202

Why?
• Meet other local OSM Mappers and the PSU students that are working on OSM improvements in the 4-county regional area.
• Observe our OSM editing process first hand and provide feedback: it is a manual and labor intensive process, it is not a data import. We are using up-to-date regional jurisdictional data and 6-inch ortho-rectified digital imagery flown in August 2010 as a reference with permission from the sources.
• Learn why we chose to invest in OSM and the community, rather than a proprietary mapping solution.
• See a sneak preview of the Open Trip Planner, TriMet's new open source multi-modal trip planner scheduled for release in Fall, and meet the developers involved in the project.
• Explore opportunities for collaboration and on-going maintenance (ex: local cities and counties can make street data available to the OSM community).

Using http://www.itoworld.com/static/osm_mapper.html, we were able to find some past and present active mappers for the Metro region.

Let us know if this time doesn't work for you, or if you are not local but interested - we can schedule a webinar or make other arrangements.

Cheers,

Bibiana McHugh (manager), PJ Houser, Betsy Breyer, Grant Humphries, and Melelani Sax-Barnett
TriMet, GIS and Location-Based Services

Location: TriMet Center Street Administrative Offices, Brooklyn, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, 97202, United States of America

Comment from seav on 30 April 2011 at 03:15

I'm not from Portland (nor even the US for that matter), but I would love if local government agencies in my side of the world would do what you are doing with OSM! :-)

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Comment from compdude on 5 May 2011 at 17:21

This event seems to be really publicized. There were 4-5 diary entries about this; I even got sent a personal message about it even though I don't live in Portland, I live in Seattle (about 2-3 hrs North). But I agree with seav; I like the fact that govt agencies are supporting OSM.

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