EPFL Lausanne Mapping Party June2009

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A mapping party in Lausanne, Switzerland

What are Mapping Parties?

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStretMap is a free, open source map that can be contributed, edited and used by anyone anywhere. Mapping parties are social events where experienced and new mappers can meet to share and learn more about the project. The events are held in a public place, and allow time for discussion, mapping and editing. The event is open to all.

It's fun. It's free. You can help.

More about Mapping parties

Event Details

Thursday: 13:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 14:00: OpenStreetMap Mapping Party How-To
14:00 - 15:30: Mapping time (walking/biking/driving)
15:30 - 17:00: Refreshments, Upload and Edit Map Data

Plus, there will be a short and generalist introduction to OSM in the morning, starting at 9:00. For more information on the schedule, please refer to this document: http://lasig.epfl.ch/projets/cantons/programme/Geoperspectives09.pdf

  • If you own a GPS with logging capabilities, a laptop computer, a digital camera, please bring it along (with spare batteries and USB cables). If not, we will *try* to have GPS units to loan.
  • EPFL should let us use a room with free internet access (Wifi/Ethernet) and some computers.
  • Don't forget a notebook and a pen: they'll be useful too!
  • Weather: This event is rain or shine.
  • RSVP: please let us know that you will join us by contacting Elena or RSVP here


Public Transportation:

  • From Lausanne or by traine use the M1 stop EPFL.
  • Form Morges use the number 1 stop Piccard or EPFL.

Mapping Objectives

To add more points-of-interest to the EPFL/Lausanne map as well as tackle areas that still need mapping. To digitize from official EPFL data... Use this URL for WMS server: http://plan.epfl.ch/wms?FORMAT=image/png&LAYERS=epfl_surface,unil_surface,unil_batiments,surface_foret,chantiers,epfl_parking,grost1,grost2,grost3,grost4,grost5,grost6,grost7,grost8,batiments_label_zone,batiments_label_quartier,batiments_label_unil,batiments_label_epfl,batiments_label_epfl_zones&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&SRS=EPSG:4326

For SITN WMS, Canton of Neuchatel, use http://sitn.ne.ch/ogc-sitn-open/wms?FORMAT=image/jpeg&LAYERS=ortho&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&SRS=EPSG:4326 and http://sitn.ne.ch/ogc-sitn-open/wms?FORMAT=image/jpeg&LAYERS=communes&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&SRS=EPSG:4326

Mapping Party Suggestions

Please feel free to bring home-made food, drinks... ;-)