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Citizen science at work: OpenStreetMap

Citizen science at work: OpenStreetMap

| Sara Di Giorgio | News
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Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Open Science Café with Federica Gaspari, Elisa Filippi and Sara Di Giorgio


  • 2.30 PM – 2.40 PMOpening of the connection and welcome by Sara Di Giorgio
  • 2.40 PM - 3.00 PM Presentation by Federica Gaspari and Elisa Filippi
  • 3.00 PM – 3.30 PM Q&A/Discussion

In 2024, the OpenStreetMap (OSM) collaborative mapping project turns 20. Initially created to guarantee access to open cartographic data, over the years OSM has found its true beating heart in its dynamic mapping community. The intervention will introduce the world of OSM, the so-called "Wikipedia of maps", to share the stories of groups of young mappers active in this ecosystem: PoliMappers (active since 2016 at the Polytechnic of Milan) of the international network of YouthMappers and EUthmappers.

Who will speak

Federica Gaspari (speaker): doctoral student in geomatics at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic of Milan. As part of his doctoral project, he deals with 3D surveying of civil infrastructures and the development of open-source solutions for the exploration of high-precision 3D data to support decision-making. In 2016 she was among the founders of PoliMappers, a group of OpenStreetMap volunteer mappers dedicated to promoting the culture linked to open geodata and the use of FOSS (Free and Open Source) tools in the geospatial field.

Elisa Filippi (speaker): validated as Lead expert of the European URBACT programme, she has over ten years of experience in the design and management of European projects, especially in the field of urban innovation, science education and sustainability. Co-founder and vice-president of the Euronike association, she coordinated the design of successful European projects focused on the application of geospatial technologies, such as the "Good Practice" project Erasmus + GIS4Schools and Erasmus + EUthmappers. She is the coordinator project manager of the GIS4Schools project and coordinator of the monitoring and evaluation activities of both European projects. She is also carrying out a research project focused on studying how local and regional authorities adopt Earth Observation technologies as part of the national Doctorate on Earth Observation at La Sapienza University of Rome.

Sara Di Giorgio (moderator): works at GARR in the External Relations and Communications Office and collaborates on developing ICDI (Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure) to strengthen Italian participation in the EOSC ecosystem. He is currently working on the technical coordination of the Skills4EOSC project (2022-2025), co-funded by the European Union in Horizon Europe, for the construction of a network of Competence Centers in Europe for the training and updating of researchers and professionals Europeans and in the field of FAIR data and open science.

Who should attend?

The webinar is designed for the Italian community and is aimed at researchers, research support staff, technicians, and technologists interested in learning about topics related to open science and FAIR principles.

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