Gilroy Mapping Party

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A mapping party in Gilroy, California February 17 2013

What are mapping parties?

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is a free, open source map that can be contributed, edited and used by anyone anywhere. Mapping parties are social events where experienced and new mappers can meet to share and learn more about the project. The events are generally held in a public place, and allow time for discussion, mapping and editing. The event is open to all.

It's fun. It's free. You can help.

More about Mapping parties


  • When: Saturday February 17th, 10am-4pm
  • Where: Harvey Bear County Park, Mendoza Trailhead off Roop Road, Gilroy CA
  • Contact User:Smbritton Email: smbritton@comcast.net 408-551-0722
  • Event schedule:
10am - Orientation, GPS Unit instruction, loan out GPS units.
10:10 am Commence hike
2:30 pm End hike (time approximate)
3:00 pm: Introduction to OpenStreetMap for beginners at 1st Street Coffee, Gilroy
3:00pm -4:00 pm: Uploading and Editing Map Data at 1st St. Coffee with discussion.
  • If you own a GPS or laptop computer, you are welcome bring them along. If not, we will have GPS units to loan.
  • Weather: Heavy rain cancels, but I'll be at the Los Gatos Carpool location and then trail head to make the final determination with my co-leader.

In case of a rain-out, I can still be at 1st Street Coffee at 2:00 PM to demonstrate OSM or upload any data. Give me a call on my cell 408-242-5092 if you would like to meet.

- Shawn

Venue

Harvey Bear County Park

Mapping objectives

To add more points-of-interest to the park map as well as tackle areas that still need mapping.

Mapping Party Suggestions

Please feel free to suggest locations and goals for this mapping event as well as future events.