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7 April 2020 18:00

*NEW DATE!* This webinar is now running on April 7, 18.00 CET

We need better maps
more than ever

The outbreak of Covid-19 has brought much of the world to a standstill. Maps, however, remain crucial. Although many of us have to stay indoors at the moment, improving the map means that we're able to help those at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19.

Join Chris Beddow, a long-time OpenStreetMapper and Solutions Engineer at Mapillary, as he walks us through how to improve OpenStreetMap with the goal of curbing the spread of Covid-19. Chris will use satellite and street-level imagery to enrich the map in Italy and Spain, two of the countries that have been hit the hardest by the outbreak.

Chris will show how to:

  • Set up mapping tasks
  • Find points of interests (POIs) on the map in order to make them further detailed
  • Use different kinds of data to improve the map with information about hospitals, health clinics,  and pharmacies
  • Validate data that's already in place on the map
  • Use tools ranging from Osmose to Pic4Review and MapRoulette to improve the map

Chris will also answer any questions you might have throughout the webinar. This webinar focuses on improving the map in the fight against Covid-19, but you'll be able to use the skills you'll learn to improve the map for any kind of purpose.

***This webinar takes place on April 7, 18:00 CET, when most of Europe and the western hemisphere is awake. We will also do a mapping webinar during the eastern hemisphere's daylight hours. Keep an eye out on our Twitter account for future updates.

    Joining the webinar

    To get the most out of the webinar, we recommend the following:

    • If you don't already have one, set up an account with OpenStreetMap and Mapillary.
    • Read about what others in the mapping community are doing to improve the map in the fight against Covid-19.
    • Join the webinar when it starts at 18.00 CET by using the log-in details in the confirmation email that you get once you have registered. We will also send you a link with the details right before the webinar starts.
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    Chris Beddow
    Solutions Engineer at Mapillary

    Christopher Beddow is a Solutions Engineer at Mapillary, the street-level imagery platform that scales and automates mapping. At Mapillary, Christopher helps people use Mapillary to overcome challenges and enhance their toolset. Christopher started out casually editing OSM and later collecting Mapillary imagery as a hobby across the United States, and today travels widely with several cameras in his bag while working with Mapillary’s business and community partners to have better technical solutions and integrations.

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