Welcome to the 2020 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information CommitteeMaryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Wednesday, August 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is dubbed “the Wikipedia of map data” and is a powerful tool used by GIS professionals, cartographers, mapping enthusiasts, governments, non-profits, and for-profit companies to access standardized geospatial information across the world. Pop in any time during this session to learn how YOU can contribute to this global GIS database in just a few minutes. All are welcome, whether you are completely new to GIS or a hardened devotee of Jack.

Participants will learn how to contribute to OSM and will be shown the two main “Tasking” managers which are used to focus attention on high priority mapping tasks: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap and OpenStreetMap US. Resources will be provided about additional OSM activities, including local meetups, conferences, and how to download OSM data into a desktop GIS for additional analysis.

The only requirements are a modern web browser, internet, and a free Openstreetmap.org account, which can be set up in minutes. If you’re using a laptop, it’s best to use a mouse; trackpads are doable, but tricky.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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