Information is more than ever geolocated, but who decides what we see on maps? who curates that information? Maps have never been neutral, but now they are ubiquitous.
This session will be a hands on workshop to enter the maps world and understand how communities can produce and edit their own maps (with openstreetmap.org) and edit and curate information above them (meipi.org).
The workshop will explore ways to integrate critical maps created in other platforms and websites.
Have you ever wanted to make your own map but you didn't know how? Do you want to use your GPS/smart phone? People usually approach maps as inert things, as invariable objects. Now, it's easy to make your own maps and meanwhile understand that maps are not neutral, that Google Maps is not The Map, but just another map. GPS devices and smart phones, DIY aerial cartography (the Public Laboratory), OpenStreetMap map making, are making easier building maps and sharing them. BYO laptop, smartphone or GPS, but if you don't have one, come anyway. Maps can be drawn with a pencil.
Workshop. at AMC. Friday June 29th 2012
Detroit, Michigan. USA
Where I am?Smart PhonesGPS: "fine" location, accurate. StellitesWifi: Using a database of hotspots googlecollected when doing streetview.3G: Using database of base stations and somevery rough triangualtion.
Paths to #amc2012HANDS ONCollective tracksDraw your way to the #amc2012
1. As we can not “record” with a GPS that trip, we candrawthe path you took to come to the amc2012 withhttp://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/ An alternative solution is to use google earthand export the route as .kmz or .kml and convert itto gpx with http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/2. Click save “GPX” inhttp://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/3. Download the .gpx file.4. Upload material to a dropbox folder / email it.Export it as yourname.gpx5. Use JOSM to merge all the .gpx files into one file. open google street maps to see all the tracks6. We will generate a unique allthetracks.gpx file withall the tracks Open the allthetracks.gpx file with google earth.
Google Maps is not The Map#notGmapsNotes: http://bit.ly/notthemapPablo Rey Mazón@numerotecaMeipi / Basurama / Montera34
ExtrasGeotagging your photoshttp://www.6000km.org/2010/09/05/geotagging-the-ruhr-the-method/