Edit-a-thon/US Summer Editathon 2013
Come join us for the third #editathon event of 2013, a weekend of mapping on July 20-21. read all the details on the OpenStreetMap.us blog.
There is only one rule: when you save your changes to OpenStreetMap, add #editathon to your changeset comment, we’ll use that to create a visualization of our edits afterwards.
Call for locations is open! Host an #editathon in your city and add yourself to the locations list below by July 12th.
Spring Editathon in Washington, DC
If you're planning to host, add yourself here! (Deadline: July 12th, Recommended: July 1st)
July 12 is very close to the actual editathon, we recommend you advertise your date and (rough) location as early as possible.
(add location, times and contact person)
- Conifer, CO: Saturday July 20th, 9:30-11:30am MDT RSVP at OSM-Colorado Contact russdeffner
- Lexington, KY: Saturday July 20th, 12pm-5pm, Awesome Inc, 348 E. Main St. Contact Jessi Breen
- New York, NY: Sunday July 21st, 10.30 AM - Map Dumbo! RSVP on Meetup.com
- Salt Lake City, UT: Saturday July 20th, 1-5pm, SLC Public Library. RSVP on the OSM Salt Lake Meetup group. Contact Martijn van Exel (talk)
- San Francisco, CA: Saturday July 20th, 12-5pm, Code For America, 155 9th Street at Natoma. RSVP on the Bay Area OSMers Meetup group. Contact Michal Migurski
- Seattle, WA: Sunday July 21st, 1 to 4pm: Renton Library 100 Mill Ave. S,. RSVP on Seattle OSM meetup group. Contact Clifford Snow
- Tampa Bay, FL: Saturday July 20th, 12pm-3pm, location TBD. RSVP on the OSM Tampa Bay meetup group. Contact Coleman McCormick
- Washington, DC: Saturday July 20th, from 12-5pm, OpenGov Hub, 1889 F Street NW, 2nd Floor. Contact Caetie Ofiesh
What do I need to know to host an event?
- The rule is simple: anything you commit to OpenStreetMap, should contain the hashtag #editathon in the comment
- Your event can be an outside surveying event or an inside editing event
- Design your event friendly to newcomers, make sure there's someone there to explain to first timers the fundamentals of OpenStreetMap and show them the first steps of editing and surveying.
- The location should have fast internet, a place to sit for everyone. Remind attendees to bring a computer and a mouse and any other devices you'll need for your event.
- Collect name and email from attendees, keep them to yourself. This information is to send on a feedback survey and only for that.