London/Summer 2008 Mapping Party Marathon/2008-09-10

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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, 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 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.

The 19th Mapping Party in the Summer 2008 London Mapping Marathon series is in Euston, Central London, around where OpenStreetMap started in 2004. This party is more a fix and complete the data, than a name the streets party.

When : Wednesday 10th September - Evening.

Where: Baker Street, Central London (normal map, unnamed streets map, openstreetbugs)

Getting to Baker Street

Transport for London Zone 1. Mainline trains to the north, and various tube lines.

The pub

The Volunteer review [Map]

The Globe opposite Baker Street Underground [reviews] [openstreetmap]

  • The Globe is a bit grotty and if you want cheap there is a crappy weatherspoons opposite... I'm not going but I suggest The Volunteer which is just up the road and much better Steve 21:01, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Cake Diagram

Cake diagram, edit this section to grab one!

1.

2. TomH

3. TomH

4. (to whoever does this: fix the rendering of the islands in the lake please Steve 20:55, 8 September 2008 (UTC))

5. (to whoever does this: fix the rendering of the islands in the lake please Steve 20:55, 8 September 2008 (UTC))

6.

7. Stephen

8. Matt I'll do this bit and a bit to the left where the unnamed roads (and the council estate) are.

9. (to whoever does this: this is almost complete and few roads, I used to live here Steve 20:55, 8 September 2008 (UTC))

10. Dan Karran

11.

12. Smsm1

13. Firefishy (lower half mostly done since map render, needs checking)

14. user:nickb will do the bits to the south of marlyebone road that need doing - to the east and west of edgeware road

Who's coming?

Contact

Smsm1 or email shaun@cloudmade.com, smsm1/shaunmcdonald on IRC, mobile 07879610632

Promotion

  • Upcoming
  • Other ideas? Local community websites to list on? Contacts to email about it?