Monday 18th March 2013
Speaker: Nick Whitelegg
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Venue: Southampton Solent University, Reginald Mitchell Building, third floor, room RM326, SO14 0RD
Maps: Directions and maps at www.solent.ac.uk
Joint with the BCS Hampshire Branch, and Southampton Solent University
This event is free, open to all, but please if possible book through the BCS website https://events.bcs.org/book/584/ , when available, both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments, and particularly as the numbers are limited.
This technically-focused talk will introduce what the OpenStreetMap project is all about, but focus on how to use the data in your own projects.
The OpenStreetMap API will be introduced along with a number of tools for making use of the data, such as Osmosis, osm2pgsql, Mapnik and kothic-js.
The Freemap site and Android apps will be introduced as examples of third-party software making use of OSM data.
Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.