Mapathon/OSM Geo Week 2014
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
|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.