Santa Cruz Mapping Party May2009

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A mapping party in Santa Cruz, 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 May 9th and Sunday May 10th, 11am-4pm
  • Where: Next Space, 101 Cooper Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Website:
  • Contact User:Sarah M Email: cell number: 631-338-3815
  • Event schedule:
Saturday & Sunday: 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
Sunday: Same Schedule
  • 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.
  • 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 Cruz area.

Mapping Party Suggestions

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

  • U.C. Santa Cruz campus buildings and various trails (there are various maps of the UC campus online) -- corevette
  • Points of interest - especially downtown -- nmixter
  • Landuse areas for schools and churches -- nmixter