OpenStreetMap for Perl Developers

By Tom Hukins from London.pm
Date: Saturday, 30 November 2013 15:00
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: geo openstreetmap osm

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OpenStreetMap creates and distributes free geographic data for the world. Despite its name, OSM offers much more than a map of streets.

This talk will begin with a summary of OpenStreetMap's data model, APIs, editing tools and map rendering process.

After that, we'll explore how Perl developers might use the data model and APIs within their own programs and look at existing parts of OpenStreetMap's toolchain that use Perl.

Attendees should have some experience of programming, ideally with Perl, but the talk assumes no experience of OpenStreetMap or other geographic information systems.

The speaker has many years experience programming Perl, a few years experience editing OpenStreetMap and a recent interest in the technical side of the map's data and interfaces.


Attended by: Barbie, Tom Hukins, David Dorward, geira, Sue Spence (‎virtualsue‎), Matthew Black, StrayTaoist, Adeola Awoyemi (‎dialog‎), Paul Mooney (‎moonfish‎), Andrew Black, wu-lee, Christopher Hanna (‎Chad‎), Michael Jemmeson (‎michael‎), steve mynott (‎itz‎), Martin Berends (‎mberends‎), Gabi Hack (‎gabimuc‎), Chris Jack, Anatolie Mazur (‎Mask‎), John Harrison (‎JohnGH‎), Tony Edwardson, David Morrison, Andrew Jones, kevin dawson (‎bowtie‎), Steven Humphrey, Tamara Kaufler, Julien Fiegehenn (‎simbabque‎), James Green (‎jkg‎), Hugh Barnard, Merlyn Kline, Tanscia, Pete Barlow, David Escribano, Venkatesh R (‎Venki‎), Richard Newsham (‎rnewsham‎), Jayesh Joshi (‎Josh‎), João Bolila, Zefram . (‎Zefram‎), Daniel Smith,

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