John McKerrell gives an introduction to the collaborative mapping phenomenon that is Open Street Map, the project that aims to generate a streetmap of the entire world. John will also explain the workings of the Open Street Map editors and show how to map your own area.
Submissions for lightning talks are welcome. If you have something to talk about, maybe something you’ve done for free software, or events that may interest us, please add yourself to the wiki page or contact us.
Manchester Free Software was formed in response to a growing apparent need for a group based in the Manchester area that focuses on free software and GNU/Linux primarily, but also on issues such as Digital Restrictions Management and other issues which infringe on the freedoms of computer users. Anybody is welcome to the meetings, but you will be particularly interested in the meetings if you are interested in the activities of the Free Software Foundation, GNU Project, League for Programming Freedom and the GNU/Linux operating system.
Official Website: http://manchester.fsuk.org/blog/2008/05/28/openstreetmap-17th-june/
Added by sward on May 15, 2008