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RAWM Digital community engagement programme: Session 4: OpenStreetMap

Date: 
Thu, 24/09/2015 - 12:00 - 14:30
Location: 
Birmingham

Digital community engagement session: 4 of 4

This set of 4 sessions is intended to provide Voluntary and Community Sector organisations (VCSOs) with an understanding of the tools and skills useful in gathering relevant data and presenting it so as to identify need and argue for resources.

'Open data’ is public data that is freely available be reused. In this context ‘open’ doesn’t just mean it can be accessed on a website e.g. as a PDF. It means the data is accessible in a format that allows it to be analysed, examined and combined with data from other sources.

Open data and open source tools e.g. Wikipedia, allows individuals and organisations to research and present their arguments in a more equal and fair manner.

Each session will be facilitated by a colleague with detailed experience of each tool/area so we look forward to some interesting and lively exchanges.

The OpenStreetMap session Thurs Sept 16 is being facilitated by Brian Prangle who is a member of Mappa Mercia, a project to grow OpenStreetMap in the West Midlands, UK which runs community events, provide training and support local organisations wishing to open up their data.

To follow these events and this programme on Twitter, you can follow RAWM on @_rawm and/or the hashtag #VCSWMdata

 

Booking Information

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