Australian Mapping Community/Past Events/2017-09-30 West End Mapping Party

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Calling all map-lovers, amateur cartographers, surveyors and cartophiles! Local OpenStreetMappers are running a mapping event soon, and we want your help.

When: Saturday, 30th September 2017

Where: Blackstar Coffee, 44 Thomas St, West End (

The Plan

13:30 - 14:30: Meet up over coffee, chat about maps

14:30 - 17:00: Split up and map West End

Please feel free to call David on 0407 151 912 on the day if you can't find us.

About OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a collaboratively built free map of the world, with simple wiki-like editing; think ‘Wikipedia’, but for maps. The result is highly detailed digital maps, created and edited by local communities, that are free to reproduce without the normal commercial restrictions. It's a fun project to get involved with; you'll discover how maps are made and uncover the geographical secrets of your neighbourhood.

Volunteers from all around Brisbane have already begun mapping the roads, footpaths and cycleways across the city, but now we need your help to improve our map by adding street and building details and amenities such as restaurants, parks, playgrounds and shops.

The Event

Participants will be welcome to map however and wherever they want, but here are a few suggestions for things that other mappers like to collect:

  • Missing streets, footpaths and cycleways
  • Missing street names
  • Missing building details
  • Missing street facilities (traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, speed bumps, etc.)
  • Missing reserves, parks, schools and child-care centres
  • Missing amenities (water fountains, toilets, playgrounds, seats, shelters, etc.)
  • Details of shops/restaurants/pubs

However, if you aren't sure what you can do, we'll be happy to provide ideas and help get you started. If you have a GPS device, including a GPS-enabled phone, bring it along, but you don’t need anything special to map - just a pen and paper will do. Blank maps for note-taking can easily be made available if prior notice is provided.

The Map

Who's Coming

If you can come, please sign up using this link, or let David Dean know, so we can have some idea of who will be turning up on the day.


Contact David Dean by email, mobile 0407151912, or twitter @dbdean