Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Latitude: (40.442, Longitude: -80.000
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Pittsburgh is a city in Pennsylvania at latitude 40° 26′ 31″ North, longitude 80° 0′ 0″ West.

Mappings Projects

There's been some efforts to map Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Pittsburgh e.g. adding all academic and residential building, all public greens and spaces, all paths and stairs

Other than that there's always TIGER fixup to do the area. See Pittsburgh Battle Grid

Community

There some editing activity in the area these days, and quite a few users popping up on this map: Map of Pittsburgh Contributors (by centroid area of their contribution)

Maybe time for an event again! ...

There is a mailing list for Pittsburgh OSM discussion hosted by the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group. All are welcome to subscribe.

Events

No current events, but if you'd like to be involved in making one happen... Go for it! Use the wiki page here to coordinate.

In the past some mapping party events were organised by User:Rw, User:RussNelson. Then we had a Nick D volunteering to be an organizer ( ndoiron AT cmu DOT edu for more information. Nick D ) ...but these days the meet-up group link isn't working: http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-OpenStreetMap

Previous events

  • March 7-8, 2009 - Mapping party at the offices of deeplocal, Inc. on (wiki history)
  • November 15-16, 2008 - Panera Bread (wiki history)

Interesting/Useful resources

Be sure to check the licensing!

  • PA Highways: Information and history of the roadways around
  • BikePGH: A group for local bikers, with a lot of discussion about local transportation infrastructure
  • PennPilot: Aerial photographs of Pennsylvania in the 20th century
  • Official datasets in PA: Information about some official city/county/state datasets which possibly could be used and/or imported.