Santa Clara Mapping Party July2009

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A mapping party in Santa Clara, California

What are mapping parties?

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.

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


More about Mapping parties


  • When: Saturday July 25th, 11am - 4pm
  • Where: Mission City Coffee Roasting
  • Location: 2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Contact: User:Sarah M Email: Sarah@cloudmade.com cell number: 415-254-3050
  • Event schedule:
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
11:00 am: Introduction to OpenStreetMap for beginners.
11:30 am-2:30pm/3pm: Mapping time (walking/biking/driving)
2:00pm -4:00 pm: Uploading and Editing Map Data with refreshments and discussion.
4:00pm: Social event- drinks and discussion for whoever is interested, at a nearby eatery.
  • When: Sunday July 26th, 12pm - 5pm
  • Where: The Bean Scene Cafe
  • Location: 186 South Murphy Street, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • Contact: User:Sarah M Email: Sarah@cloudmade.com cell number: 415-254-3050
  • Event schedule:
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
12:00 pm: Introduction to OpenStreetMap.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Mapping time around Route or wherever you like!
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Return to Bean Scene for Uploading and Editing Map Data with refreshments provided.
5:00 pm: More discussion and beverages nearby anyone?
  • If you own a GPS or laptop computer, please bring it along. If not, we will have GPS units to loan.
  • Weather: This event is rain or shine. If it rains we may not ride too far though.
  • RSVP: please let us know that you will join us by contacting Sarah or RSVP here

Mapping objectives

To improve the map in the Santa Clara and South Bay area.

Mapping Party Suggestions

Please feel free to suggest locations and goals for this mapping event as well as future events.