What is Open street map

OSM Workshop at Development Innovation Cambodia

On 05-06, July 2014, there are around 25 participants come from different universities are attending the Open Street Map at Development Innovation which organized by Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT).

The goal of the workshop is to train university students to know how to update OSM and to build commitment among them to further update the urban poor community map in Phnom Penh to become increasingly visible on OSM.

The first day of workshop provided the great opportunity for participants to learn about theory and practice on OSM and GIS. In addition, the participants have a chance outreach to poor community for tracking data, which related to poor community housing and street under the coordinated by workshop organizers.

On the second day, participants will take the data from community in order to upload it into OSM to make a community map. We, workshop organizer expected that participants would learn about GIS, OSM, and increase more interest on OSM. In addition, the human resources on OSM and the data on map will increase; especially the data on urban poor communities have been demonstrated on the OSM to enhance the land secure in the urban poor communities.