FreeMap India 2008 Mikel Maron & Schuyler Erle State of the Map July 13, 2008
A series of multi-day workshops in several India cities. Researchers, students, programmers, activists and members of the community are invited to participate, learn, and take stewardship of their city. These will be very practical, hands-on days, covering the entire toolset of OpenStreetMap and empowering participants to lead the growth of free and open mapping in India. We will map India!
“ we feel that communities can harness the power of new geo-spatial imaging and mapping technologies to strengthen their demands for secure tenure and housing rights open and vibrant public spaces and ecological conservation and sustainable development in the mega-city.”
“ OpenStreetMap by nature requires a great deal of personal initiative, there’s nothing top down about it, from the technology to the process to its goals and aims. So there’s also this feeling that we’re not just teaching about OpenStreetMap, but the entire culture and ethic of open source/open data and entrepreneurship.”