Mapathon/OSM Geo Week 2014

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Plan an event during OSM Geo Week Nov 15th - 22nd 2014

Teach, Learn and Discover Geography With OpenStreetMap.

Add your location here to host an event during OSM Geo Week. OSM Geo Week is part of National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week and takes place from November 15th to 22nd 2014.

Participating is as easy as adding your city to this list and promoting your event locally.

And please submit also to OSMGeoWeek, at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fngTc_5AuVhIXE96pR8LiWV1Q4_BgEYZ2Zt7dE55KOU/viewform

Locations

City Dates and Times Venue Contact Event link
San Francisco Saturday November 15, 12-6pm Stamen Design 2017 Mission St, #300 Contact Alan McConchie @mappingmashups Meetup
Washington DC Friday Nov 21, 11am-3pm National Geographic Society Contact Steven Johnson
St. Louis Saturday November 15, 1-4pm Meshuggah Cafe on the Delmar Loop Contact Eleanor Tutt @eleanortutt Meetup
Norfolk / HRVA Saturday November 15 Downtown Norfolk TBD Contact Jonah Adkins @jonahadkins Meetup
Lexington, KY Saturday November 22, 12-4pm West Sixth Brewery Contact Jessi Breen @jessibreen
Boston/Concord, MA Saturday Nov 15, 1-5pm Concord Public Library Contact Lars Ahlzen Meetup
Add your city!

What do I need to know to host an event?

  • Design your event friendly to newcomers, make sure there's someone there to explain to first timers the fundamentals of OpenStreetMap and show them the first steps of editing and surveying.
  • The rule is simple: anything you commit to OpenStreetMap, should contain the hashtag #osmgeoweek in the comment.
  • Use MapRoulette or the Battle Grid to jump start editing!
  • Your event can be an outside surveying event or an inside editing event.
  • The location should have fast internet and a place to sit for everyone. Remind attendees to bring a computer, mouse, and any other devices you'll need for your event.
  • Collect name and email from attendees, keep them to yourself. This information is to send on a feedback survey and only for survey purposes.