San Francisco Mapping Party June2009

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A mapping party in San Francisco, California

What are Mapping Parties?

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStretMap 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 held in a public place, and allow time for discussion, mapping and editing. The event is open to all.

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

More about Mapping parties


Saturday Event Details

Saturday: 11am - 4pm
11:00am - 12:00pm: Introduction to OpenStreetMap
12:00pm - 2:00pm/3pm: Mapping time (walking/biking/driving)
2:00pm: Refreshments provided by Sports Basement (Thank You!)
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Upload and Edit Map Data
  • If you own a GPS or laptop computer, please bring it along. If not, we will have GPS units to loan.
  • Sports Basement has offered to give all attendees a 20% discount on their merchandise that day. Thanks SB!
  • We will also be testing out a paper mapping with Mike Migurski, who has developed a way for us to geo-reference printed out maps, make notes, then import the notes as a layer (think trace) onto the map (very similar to how a GPS trace is layered into the map). You can find out more about the paper mapping project here.
  • Weather: This event is rain or shine.
  • RSVP: please let us know that you will join us by contacting Sarah or RSVP here

Venue

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Sports Basement (Presidio Store- located near Chrissy Field), 610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129


Transportation: Sports Basement has a large parking lot and bike parking area. You can also take the 28 or 29 Muni.

Mapping Objectives for Saturday

To add more points-of-interest to the San Francisco map as well as tackle areas that still need mapping.

Sunday: Special Bike Ride Mapping Party

  • When: Sunday June 7th
  • Start Location Central Coffee and Tea 1693 Hayes Street (between Central and Lyon)
  • Start LocationBeach Chalet 1000 Great Highway (between Fulton and JFK Dr.)
  • Contact: User:Sarah M Email: sarah@cloudmade.com Cell: 415-254-3050
  • Event schedule:
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Introduction to OpenStreetMap and GPS device at Central Coffee and Tea.
Drinks will be provided.
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Mapping time (walking/biking/driving).
You may ride with our group on our planned route or on your own.
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Meet at Beach Chalet.
Refreshments will be provided, plus data upload and editing demonstration

Mapping Objectives for Sunday

Improve the OpenCycleMap in the Haight. Check the current state here.

  • For both days, if you own a GPS or laptop computer, please bring it along. If not, we will have GPS units to loan.
  • Weather: If the weather is bad, please contact Sarah (details above) with questions.
  • RSVP: please let us know that you will join us by contacting Sarah or RSVP here