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Using OpenStreetMap from Steven Vance

November 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

OpenStreetMap is the Wikipedia of maps. It has high quality information for every country in the world, contributed by locals who know the areas where they live, and from official data. 

There are many ways to easily display or embed OpenStreetMap maps in websites or reports. Like Wikipedia, the data is free to use without restriction. 

The hard part is extracting that data for use in offline programs, which you can use in custom mapping tools or in a spreadsheet. And that most extraction tools are made for experts. 

Steven will demonstrate how to use Overpass Turbo and QGIS to extract information about particular kinds of places in Chicago or Cook County, and convert them for use in spreadsheets.

Many of you know Steven.  He is a transportation journalist, bicycling as transportation thought leader, blogger, city planning enthusiast, and regular at ChiHackNight.  We are delighted to have him speak at the Chicago City Data Users Group.


November 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Microsoft Technology Center Chicago
Aon Center - 200 E. Randolph Ste 200
chicago, IL us


Chicago City Data Users Group