London/Summer 2008 Mapping Party Marathon/2008-06-25

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About

This is a series of mini mapping evenings around London, aimed at increasing the OpenStreetMap coverage of these areas, and also giving London OSMers a regular social meet-up. We'll be arriving in the area from different directions, and mapping our own slice of the cake (diagram coming soon), before finally meeting at a pub at around 7:30 - 8:00 pm.

Ideally people will arrive in the area early and get as much mapping done as possible e.g. arrive at 5:30 and map two or three different slices, but you also have the option to arrive later on e.g. 7p.m. and map one small slice... or just turn up in time for the pub!

We are also interested in meeting new people who want to find out more about OpenStreetMap. Feel free to come along! If you are new to mapping, but want to give it a try, you might perhaps get one of us to give you a little mapping demonstration. You'll need to get in touch and arrange to meet us somewhere (e.g. the tube station) before we meet in the pub later. Alternatively read the Map Making Overview, and just give it a go! Note that you don't need to a GPS unit, although if you have one, this is a fun way to put it to good use. Either way, you'll want a printout of the area you're planning to map, since London already has many street layouts sketched in (without names). Alternatively you're very welcome to just join us later in the pub.

This is the 8th Mapping Party in the Summer 2008 London Mapping Marathon series. We're going South this time.

When : Wednesday 25th June - Evening.

Where: Herne Hill, South London (normal map, unnamed streets map)

Getting to Herne Hill

The nearest mainline station is Herne Hill about 5 minutes walk.

The pub

The Prince Regent [1]

Cake Diagram

Cake diagram for the area

1. Randomjunk (plus a bit off the top)

2. Randomjunk

3. Gravitystorm

3b. Gravitystorm (The bit to the west of 3 and 13 just off cake)

4.

5. Harry Wood

6.

7.

8. Smsm1

9.

10. Stephen (walking up from Tulse Hill so will also do some roads south of the map)

11.

12.

13. Gravitystorm if I have time

Contact

Shaun McDonald 07879610632

Who's coming?

Promotion

  • Add yourself to the list as soon as possible, to make it look more impressive (we normally expect between 5 and 10 people but everyone signs up last minute)
  • added to upcoming http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/833466/
  • Other ideas? Local community websites to list on? Contacts to email about it?