OpenStreetMap: Geospatial Seminar Series

OpenStreetMap: Geospatial Seminar Series

This seminar, by OpenStreetMap US Executive Director Maggie Cawley, will give a history and overview of the OpenStreetMap project and highlight ways to engage with the project by contributing and editing or utilizing the database in your research. If you are interested in learning more about OpenStreetMap ahead of State of the Map, this seminar will be a great introduction.


Maggie currently serves as the Executive Director for OpenStreetMap US. She joined OSM US in March 2019 after 15 years as a geospatial professional supporting projects across all sectors and industries. In her role at OpenStreetMap US, Maggie works to engage, support and grow the OpenStreetMap project and community across the United States through programs, advocacy, and the annual State of the Map US conference.


OpenStreetMap is the free and editable map of the world, often referred to as the Wikipedia of maps. It is used by corporations, government, and humanitarian organizations worldwide and contributed to by a diverse community of open mapping enthusiasts, volunteers and businesses. Companies like Facebook/Meta, Microsoft, Foursquare, Snapchat & Lyft use OpenStreetMap to power their mapping platforms. Organizations like Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, and the State Department use OpenStreetMap to respond to disasters and support health initiatives. Volunteers like GeoChicas use OpenStreetMap to challenge the status quo and support women's issues in Latin America.



The University of Arizona is hosting the national State of the Map US conference, April 1-3rd, 2022, bringing OpenStreetMap experts and community-builders together. This conference is open and welcoming to those new or interested in contributing to or utilizing OpenStreetMap.



This event is the second of the UAL Data Cooperative Geospatial Seminar Series. Click here to view other events in this spring series.


Related LibGuide: GIS & Geospatial Data by Jeffrey Oliver

Thursday, February 17, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
  Open to all  
  GIS     Lecture/talk  
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