OSM & GIS Training for Geography students

OSM & GIS Training for Geography students

From 22 to 23 December, workshops were held in OpenStreetMap and Geographic Information System for  Geography students at the University of Bamako, in Jokkolabs at the High School of Trade and Technology, ESCT.

These workshops focused on the introduction to the OpenStreetMap techniques and the use of OSM data on geographic information processing software.
This workshops began at 9 o’clock on 22 December with the presentation of participants composed of students and professionals working in the Geographic Information Systems.
Sessions of the morning focused on the generic introduction of the OpenStreetMap project, the presentation and demonstration of data collection mobile applications.

The afternoon sessions, was focused on the implementation of the JOSM software and editing of the data collected in the field and also, on the mapping coordination tool,

Around 5 pm, this very rich first day with ended with excited participants.
The second day began with the recapitulation of the previous sessions, followed by the study of tools for exporting osm data, including http://export.hotosm.org/ and http://overpass-nnturbo.eu /.

Participants were taken to extract data on Bamako city and to use them on https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/

And on Qgis. At the end of this last session on this free software of geographical information Systems, participants produced very beautiful Maps, as you will see on these pictures

The workshops ended at 5 pm and participants expressed their thanks, appreciation and satisfaction to the facilitators and also promise to become regular contributors and use the osm data to solve populations needs.

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