OpenSteetMap (OSM) and geospatial Ruby

University of Sheffield Enterprise, 210 Portobello, S1 4AE
6.30 to 8.00pm

OpenSteetMap (OSM) and geospatial Ruby

Wanted to know more about the open-source movement that is creeping up on Google Maps and Apple Maps? How about learning about it from Tim who has been in OpenStreetMap (OSM) for around ten years.

He is a full member of both OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Foundations. In this talk he will introduce the OSM project and website (written in Ruby on Rails) and talk about some other useful Ruby geospatial libraries and applications including

About our speaker

Tim Waters (@tim_waters) is a geospatial Ruby developer. He works mainly in the field of open data and digital humanities and he is an avid @leedsrubything attendee.

He has worked with several institutions as managing partner of Topomancy LLC including the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, and as a freelancer with humanitarian and history startups.

Bonus round - The surgery: BYO Ruby problem

We are trialling out a new end of a session format where you can bring a problem to the table, and the community will try to help you out with it. If you don’t have a problem, that’s OK - bring your own ideas to help solve other people’s problems.