Cape Town mapping party - September 2009

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OSM South Africa has been growing explosively and it's time for the next Cape Town Mapping Party.


Sunday 20th September 2009

Time: 10:00 - 15:00


Greens Restaurant in Plattekloof. Location Map


Shop 8, Plattekloof Village Centre Cnr Plattekloof & Olienhout Drive Plattekloof 7500
Tel:021 558 0855 email:


Travelling on the N1 from Cape Town towards Parow. At the Parow/Plattekloof offramp, turn left onto Plattekloof Rd (M14). Follow Plattekloof Rd to the 2nd set of robots & turn right into Baroncety Boulavard . You'll find the Plattekloof Village Shopping Centre on the right hand side 100m up from the corner. GREENS is to your left as you enter the carpark.

Order of Activities

  • Briefing on the aims of the days activity
  • Collection of data
  • Meeting at a central point to edit and upload
  • A tutorial on using potlatch and/or josm
  • Lunch and refreshments

What to bring

  • Yourself and a friend
  • GPS receiver - capable of logging detailed tracks (not required, few spare)
  • Notepad and pen/pencils for taking notes
  • Laptop - for editing and uploading data (helps, but not required)
  • Camera (helps, but not required)

Interested Attendees

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Follow Up

The weekend was quite a success. OSM has been on it's feet for some time now in South Africa, and this was a good opportunity for the local Cape Town mappers to meet.


Before the event

There are large unmapped areas, and no parks or POIs.


After the event.

All the roads are now mapped. There area still some street names outstanding, and the area would benefit from some more POI's. This should be light work for a casual mapper passing through the area with a camera.

Party Render

The part render can be found at the YouTube link below