2007 Bristol mapping party

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Bristol mapping party 2007

This took place 24/25th February 2007, based in the Watershed, Bristol.

Saturday 24th 2007

  • 10am Meet at Watershed (1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX, http://www.watershed.co.uk) for GPS units, project explanation, dividing up the city
  • 1:30pm Meet at Watershed to upload GPS data
  • 2:30pm Go out for more mapping
  • 5:30pm Meet at pub The Ship for drinks and then onward for a meal.

Sunday 25th 2007

  • 10:30am Meet at (1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX, http://www.watershed.co.uk) for GPS units, project explanation, dividing up the city
  • 1:30pm Meet back at Watershed to upload GPS data
  • 2:30pm Go out for more mapping then home

Partners

Who's coming

GPS base map

There is a Garmin IMG file available for Bristol based on OSM data from 22/02/2007. This was created using mkgmap which is still experimental, but I've had good success using it as a base map for my mapping in Bath.

Outreach

Please hack the Bristol Press Release and list places it should be sent to below (but don't send it yet - we need to confirm venues).

  • Bristol Evening Post (PR sent)
  • Venue (PR sent, too late for 22/2 issue)
  • Points West (BBC local news) Bristol TV - 0117 973 2211 (called and spoke to Jemma Cooper, sounds interested, PR sent)
  • Radio Bristol 0117 974 1111 (called and spoke to Mike Wilkins, PR sent)
  • HTV (ITV local news)
  • BBC Focus magazine (PR sent)

Local online groups to contact. Please add groups here and contact as appropriate when we have venues confirmed above.

  • bristol wireless
  • Bristol & Bath LUG - woodsy is member; will contact
  • university(ies) geography dept
  • underscore (best from Dan or Pete)
  • Cube mailing list
  • university(ies) computer science dept
  • dorkbotbristol (PR sent)
  • Connecting Bristol mailing list
  • Watershed mailing list
  • Bristol & Bath Mac Users' Group (woodsy to forward details to Colin Strickland - member - for circulation)
  • Bristol BCS (PR sent, and they emailed their list 22 Feb)