The slides of the first part focus on a simple introduction of and motivation for OpenStreetMap without going too much into detail so that novices to OSM are not scared off. After introducing OSM, a short overview is given on what mapping means in the OSM world and what you need in order to go out and collect data for OSM. The presentation concludes with some organizational stuff and some hints for the survey of the mapping party.
The talk can be given in 1 – 1 1/2 h depending on the speed of the presenter and the amount of questions allowed during the talk.
The presentation is available in ODP format and thus is best viewed and edited using LibreOffice or OpenOffice. Whenever locality matters, pictures and maps in the talk do focus on Bremen, Germany but those can be easily replaced by pictures and maps of other cities or regions.
I’m not a native speaker, so I welcome any corrections of misspellings and wrong phrasing within the slide set.
Download slideset: osm_introduction_v1_0_en
Have fun and use the slides to spread the word!