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DevCSI / GECO Open Mapping Workshop

A one day workshop exploring open mapping techniques.

'The Electron Club', Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD, United Kingdom.

Thursday 25th August 2011

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Interested in Open Data? Tired of Google Maps? Then our FREE workshop on Open Mapping is for you! During the day we'll introduce you to map-making with free software and open data.

- Editing and re-using OpenStreetmap
- Getting started with the PostGIS geographic database
- Interactive maps on the web with OpenLayers
- Map styling tools

As a sample dataset we'll be working with some data on common good land in Glasgow and Edinburgh. But you're encouraged to bring along your own data, problems and plans.

A free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The event is being organised by DevCSI and Edina (Geospatial Engagement Community and Outreach - GECO)

Registration from 9am, start at 10am, finishes at 5pm.

Please note, the tag for this event is:


At the 26th and 27th August the first State of the Map Scotland, the conference for all things OpenStreetmap, is happening in the same building at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, so there will be a chance to keep working on projects throughout the two following days.

The GECO programme brings together geospatial projects in and around the research community in the UK. If you'd like to discuss open mapping issues with others in the research community, please subscribe to the GECO mailing list,

You will be able to follow announcements about the event via twitter (as well as feeds from blogs and websites etc) by searching for the above tag. If you are new to twitter, please visit, and create an account for yourself. We will be using technologies like this frequently, before, during and after the event.