Mapathon/US Winter Mapathon 2016

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The Winter 2016 OSM US Mapathon events will take place in the weekend of March 4-5.


City Dates and Times Venue Contact Event link
Salt Lake City March 5, 1-5pm TBA Martijn van Exel Meetup
Seattle area March 8 TBA Clifford Snow Meetup
New York City March 8 TBA Alyssa Wright SPLASH!
Washington, DC March 8 American Red Cross Drishtie Patel EventBrite
Williamsburg, Virginia March 5th, 11am Aid Data Jonah Adkins / Alex Kappel Meetup

Hosting your own Mapathon

Just do it! Anyone can host a Mapathon. All you need is a space with wifi and places for folks to sit down and map! If you need help, please email and we will get you going. We have a small fund you can tap into to help cover food / drink costs for you event too.

  • We have a Slack channel for all organizers of local events! Send an email to to join.
  • 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 of 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.
  • 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.