Student Experiences with OpenStreetMap

This semester, I integrated OpenStreetMap into my GIS II class by requiring students to research an area on OSM that lacked detail and update the map. OSM is a great real-world demonstration of some of the GIS principles we’re discussing in the class, such as topology and how different models represent features in the real world.

I’ve included links to the edit logs for each of my students in the class. They’re still new to OSM, but several them have really devoted themselves to the updates. After spring break, I’ll post details on their experiences with online, collaborative mapping.

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