The 11th U.S. national Mapathon will be held in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week 16 - 22 Novermber 2015. Let's get together and make the best map of the world even better!
|| Dates and Times
|| Event link
| Washington, DC
|| 16 November
|| Steven Johnson
|| Autumn 2015 Mapathon
What do I need to know to host an event?
- Please use the Slack channel to coordinate local events! Event organizers should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the channel.
- The rule is simple: anything you commit to OpenStreetMap, should contain the hashtag #mapathon in the comment.
- Use MapRoulette or the Battle Grid to jump start editing!
- Make use the Strava running and cycling tile layers to help map large trail networks.
- Your event can be an outside surveying event or an inside editing event. This is a great opportunity to incorporate Mapillary and FieldPapers to your events.
- 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 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.