Birmingham and West Midlands

Take your love of the outdoors Online with OpenStreetMap - Future Digital Mappers Wanted in the West Mids

Birmingham and West Midlands • Online shot • Shot ended • Hands-on Learn

About this shot

Want to know more about digital maps and how they are created? We're looking for more people in the West Midland to help us build our OpenStreetMap database.
You'll spend lots of time outdoors surveying and learning new digital skills - and you can invite friends and work in a group too.

OpenStreetMap mappers in the West Midlands can offer to train and mentor you into the world of GIS (The systems used to make online maps). There's a huge global geo-industry you might not even be aware of, and this project provides a good taster for.

Activities - what you'll get to be involved in:

  • Making personalised digital maps
  • Street surveys using GPS, mobile phone cameras and paper maps
  • Online editing of survey data using a variety of editors
  • Communicating with other mappers Using online tools

And much more...

Skills & Knowledge - what you'll learn:

  • How GPS works
  • Basic surveying techniques
  • How maps get made and how they're used used
  • Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and data quality
  • Introduction to highways and transport systems


If you'd like to join us and get involved just click below to register your interest and apply.

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