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OpenStreetMap Building Import Party

The Los Angeles Times is hosting an OpenStreetMap building import party at their downtown office this Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. RSVP here.

For those that don’t know, OpenStreetMap is an open-source mapping database that anyone can edit and use.

The Times, Mapbox and local mappers are using the county’s building file […]

Map of updates to OpenStreetMap

This article is interesting – using maps to map the mapmakers!

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2013/09/mapping-worlds-mapmakers-65000-hues/7018/

FYI – I heard from someone who is going to add the County’s Land Types data into OpenStreetMap – that will be good to see. Here is our source data:

http://egis3.lacounty.gov/dataportal/2011/02/22/la-county-land-types/

The super duper bleeding edge of GIS – connecting Minecraft and OpenStreetMap

If you have kids (or even if you don’t) – you’ve probably heard of Minecraft – my kids are addicted to it (my 7-year old wants to go to ComiCon to meet his favorite Minecraft YouTuber). What’s interesting about this block world is that it can be used for real world purposes – so this […]