Atlanta Citywide Mapathon 2009

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The Atlanta Citywide Mapathon is a past event which took place on the weekend of 17th 18th 19th October 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia

During this three day mapping event, local businesses, community groups and OSM members joined together to launch a citywide initiative to help make the map of Atlanta one of the best in the US. This fun, family friendly event was held at venues across Atlanta and people interested in learning more about OSM and how open maps can benefit their community and spur economic development were encouraged to attend. We were also encouraging people to get out and map their neighborhoods, in addition to working as a group to add points of interest to public spaces and local attractions.

The event was covered on a FOX News Atlanta TV report. Sadly the link to that no longer works on the fox news website. (anyone took a copy of that video somehow?)

The mapping party is over, but the mapping still goes on! For more information about OpenStreetMap in Atlanta, please visit the Atlanta, Georgia page.

Old organisational details

PRESS: Please contact Paul Jarratt on +1 650 644 8449

EVENT ORGANIZER: Please contact Thea Clay on +1 512 775 6553


Event Registration page

Citywide Mapathon

We will be mapping the downtown Atlanta area including parks, university campuses and historic sites. Volunteers will be on hand to help new mappers learn how to use a GPS or Walking-Papers and have helpful tips for beginners. Come for the whole day or just stop by for an hour to learn the basics of community mapping and add a few points of interest to the map.

One of the easiest ways to participate during the Mapathon is to browse through OSM and investigate the map of your neighborhood for naming inaccuracies, missing roads and attractions. With just a few clicks of a mouse it is possible for anyone to make these types of minor edits. We are also encouraging neighborhood associations, church groups and clubs to get out into their local communities and record the names and locations of pubic amenities, attractions and local businesses. Multiple data drop-off sites will be set up around Atlanta for people who are unable to edit the map but would like to contribute data from their neighborhood or people who need assistance adding their traces and points of interest to the map.

Saturday, October 17, 2009 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For directions to Mapathon locations, please visit Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Mapathon Headquarters:

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Central Library

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, GA 30303


Adamsville-Collier Heights Branch

3424 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.,

Atlanta GA 30331


Buckhead Branch

269 Buckhead Ave. NE,

Atlanta, GA 30305


Dogwood Branch

1838 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW (formerly Bankhead Ave),

Atlanta GA 30318


Kirkwood Branch

11 Kirkwood Road SE,

Atlanta GA 30317


Peachtree Branch

1315 Peachtree Street NE,

Atlanta, GA 30309


Washington Park Branch

1116 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.,

Atlanta GA 30314


Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mapathon Headquarters:

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Central Library

One Margaret Mitchell Square

Atlanta, GA 30303


East Point Branch

2757 Main Street, East Point

GA 30344


Ponce de Leon Branch

980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE,

Atlanta GA 30306


Southwest Branch

3665 Cascade Road SW,

Atlanta, GA 30331


If you would like to organize a neighborhood Mapping Party in your community, go ahead do it! Feel free to contact Thea Clay ( thea [at] ) who is on hand to give help or advice.