Saratoga Mapping Party

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A mapping party near Saratoga, California October 8 2016

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 October 8, 8:45 am - 4 pm
  • Where: At Sanborn County Park
  • Contact User:Smbritton Email: 408-242-5092
  • Optional RSVP here.
  • Event schedule:
9:00 am - Orientation, GPS Unit instruction, loan out GPS units.
9:10 am Commence hike Warniing - this hike is strenuous. You are welcome to collect GPS data on your own and meet us at the coffee shop
2:30 pm End hike (time approximate)
3:00 pm: Introduction to OpenStreetMap for beginners at Big Basin Cafe
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Uploading and Editing Map Data with refreshments and discussion
  • If you own a GPS or laptop computer, please bring it along. If not, we will have GPS units to loan. A laptop will be available.
  • Weather: Rain cancels, but I'll be at the Los Gatos Carpool location and then trail head to make the final determination with my co-leader.

- Shawn

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Big Basin Cafe

Mapping objectives

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

Mapping Party Suggestions

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