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Tuesday, May 14 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
PRESENTATION: Helping others around the world Using OpenStreetMap

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AUTHORS: Celeste Reynolds, Mashpee Middle-High School, Mashpee, MA

ABSTRACT: OpenStreetMap is frequently called the "Wikipedia for maps" because anyone with a computer and internet connection can add, edit, and contribute to this worldwide, public map. Like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap data is free, open source and no special software is needed. Because of this, OpenStreetMap is a superb tool for teaching geography interactively as well as global digital citizenship. It is easy to use, and free of charge, and most of all, it is rewarding for students making it an unparalleled educational tool which can help people locally as well as globally. Students can begin to help organizations like the Red Cross, USAID, United Nations, various NGO's as well as local organizations to collect data that will allow them to create maps that will serve the people more efficiently and effectively. In addition, students can begin to understand the network involved which helps people who are in vulnerable places around the world to make more informed decisions for their community to improve the quality of life.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT

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