Edit-a-thon/US Spring Editathon 2014

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The sixth national Editathon will be held in in the weekend of April 26-27, 2014.


City Dates and Times Venue Contact Event link
Salt Lake City, UT April 26, 2-5pm Joffee's Coffees Martijn van Exel meetup
San Francisco, CA April 26, 12-6pm Stamen Design Alan McConchie meetup
Los Angeles, CA April 26, 11am-5pm USC Dornsife School (GIS) conference room Charlotte Wolter, Richard Kachelriess meetup
Chicago, IL April 26, 12-6pm Chicago Community Trust Ian Dees meetup
Washington, DC April 26, 12-5pm Mapbox Alex Barth meetup
Phoenix, AZ April 26, 12-5pm Spokes On Southern Ryan Arp meetup
Boston, MA April 26, 12-5pm Telenav Boston (129 South St, 2nd floor) Lars Ahlzen meetup
St Louis, MO April 26, 10am-4pm Washington University, Rudolph Hall Rm 308 Brett Lord-Castillo eventbrite
Seattle, WA April 27, 1pm - 4pm Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island, WA Clifford Snow Meetup

What do I need to know to host an event?

  • The rule is simple: anything you commit to OpenStreetMap, should contain the hashtag #editathon in the comment
  • Use MapRoulette or the Battle Grid to jump start editing!
  • Your event can be an outside surveying event or an inside editing event
  • Design your event friendly to newcomers, make sure there's someone there to explain to first timers the fundamentals of OpenStreetMap and show them the first steps of editing and surveying.
  • The location should have fast internet and a place to sit for everyone. Remind attendees to bring a computer, mouse, and any other devices you'll need for your event.
  • Collect name and email from attendees, keep them to yourself. This information is to send on a feedback survey and only for that.