NITC mapping party oct 24

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Mapping party

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is a free, open source map that can be contributed, edited and used by anyone anywhere. Mapping parties are social events where experienced and new mappers can meet to share and learn more about the project. The events are generally held in a public place, and allow time for discussion, mapping and editing. The event is open to all. Tathva is the annual technical festival if National Institute of Technology Calicut. This time, Tathva ([1]) is witnessing FOSS events in co-operation with the Free Software User Group Calicut(FSUG-CALICUT[2]). The Mapping Party is organized and conducted by GeoHackers ([3]).

It's fun. It's free. You can help. Hey the party has started! :D

More about Mapping parties

  • When: Saturday October 23-24, 2009, 10am - 4pm
  • Where: National Institute of Technology Campus
  • Contact
Team Tathva
Cell Number: +91 9496 34 10 63
Team GeoHackers
Email: sajjadkm at gmail com
cell number: +91 9995 19 13 12
  • Event schedule:
10.00 AM - OpenStreetMap Introduction
11.00 AM - What is Mapping Party?
12.00 PM - How to?
01.00 PM - Break
02.00 PM - Survey Begins
06.00 PM - Getting back to the hut
10.00 AM - Rest of the Survey
02.00 PM - Back to hut for downloading and Mapping.
  • If you own a GPS or laptop computer, please bring it along.
  • Weather: This event is rain or shine.

Requirements and Current Status

Personal Computers and Networking
Wireless LAN
Internet, wired and wifi
Overnight work permission
Promotional materials

Who will be attending?

It's fun! It's free! You can help!

Abhimanyu MA
Afzal Moideen
Anish G Thomas
Anthony Kunnel Jose
Aravindhan Sundhar
Arif Ahamed
Ashwin Menon
Balaji Subramanian
Bibin Mathew Joseph
Fahad Pulikkal
Greegar George
Jaisen Nedumpala
Jayalal Vijayan
Jeffrey John Geevarghese
Jemshid KK
Junise Safvan
Kartik Singhal
Niju Mohan
Nikhilesh Prasannakumar
Nithin Gopinath
Praveen A
Saalim Jabir
Sajjad KM
Shehzad Abdulla
TV Manu Krishnan
Umesh Kartha
Nitin Manohar
Anup Vijayan
Sanjay Saseendran
Amit Pandey
Jinto Jolly James
S Venkateshwara Prakash (Kalasalingam University, T095004)
Syed Suraj (Kalasalingam University,T095435)

T-Shirts! Hurry to grab your's!

Well, we have planned a few t-shirts for the event. Printing only less than 25. Grab your's now! Request it here, with your name and required size or email <gnuise [at]> or <sajjadkm [at]>


T-Shirts! Request List




Jaisen Nedumpala
Jeffrey John Geevarghese
Niju Mohan
Saalim Jabir



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Praveen A

What all has been done

WiFi will be enabled in the campus during the time.
T Shirts cannot be said about
Overnight work permission is ok
Accomodation is strictly on first come first serve basis, so do register for tathva fast
T- Shirts are being looked into

How should the map look like?

Well, as this is the first time we are conducting a mapping event, there are a lot things to be taken care of. An example of a similar campus map is We should be trying to map the NIT-C campus with that much details.

Achievements & Learnings

  1. Two people should be at the venue since the previous day.
  2. Posters, Flex, publicity systems.
  3. To make others recognize that we are receptive and trying to help them.
  4. Venue should be easily reachable and recognizable.
  5. Tagging seems to be more attractive to the people as it gives them a closer view how to go into details. So the event should be planned in a way such that tagging and collecting data are done in a proper way.
  6. Proper plan to manage finance.

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