Culbokie Mapping Party
Mapping Party - Culbokie Primary School, Saturday 7th September 2013
Transition Black Isle organised its first mapping meeting of the Million Miles project, which aims to find sustainable alternatives to car use on the peninsula. Transition Black Isle wants to use OpenStreetMap to create an active travel map that will encourage people to travel by bike and on foot. Visit the group's Community Mapping page for more information.
We want people to add cycling and walking routes around the Black Isle onto OpenStreetMap. The level of detail that can be included makes it extremely powerful - you can specify track surface, access, width, barriers, etc. The list is practically endless! Transition Black Isle aims to use the data to produce detailed and useful maps of cycling and walking routes around the Black Isle. In addition, other online applications using OpenStreetMap will be improved. We're particularly interested in the journey planner CycleStreets becoming more powerful. We'd like to see more parts of the Black Isle mapped in more detail, especially forestry plantations in rural areas.
Venue and Schedule
We met at Culbokie Primary School on Saturday 7th September 2013, as the school was able to provide internet access.
10:00am - Introduction (some background to OpenStreetMap and what Transition Black Isle wants to achieve)
10:30am - Agree on which parts of Culbokie to map
11:00am - 'Happy Mappers' head out to start gathering data / 'Not Quite Happy Mappers' welcome to stay behind for a tutorial or discuss the project in more detail
12:30pm - Reconvene at Primary School (please bring a packed lunch)
15:00pm - Finish up and head home satisfied with a job well done!