Lima Mapping Weekend

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Mapping party

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap 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 generally 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

  • When: Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22 August, 10am - 4pm
  • Where: Pueblo Libre, Lima, Perú
  • Contact
Phone: + 44 (0) 7851 615813
  • Event schedule:
Saturday 21 August
10.00 Meet inside/outside Sofa Cafe, Level 2, Plaza San Miguel - discuss mapping strategy for the day.
11.00 Walk to Pueblo Libre and start mapping!
13.00 Lunch (to be decided – everyone can make their own plans).
14.00 Continue mapping, or return to Plaza San Miguel to upload data/use wi-fi.
16.30 Social/drinks in Taberna Queirolo and to plan Sunday.
Sunday 22 August
10.00 Meet to discuss mapping strategy, venue to be agreed on Saturday.
  • If you own a GPS or laptop computer, please bring it along. Otherwise, please do use Walking Papers.
  • Weather: This event is rain or shine.
  • Let us know if you plan on coming, leave your name here!


Sofa Café, Plaza San Miguel, Av. La Marina 2021, San Miguel, Lima, Perú

Mapping objectives

  • To cultivate and encourage OpenStreetMap activities in Perú
  • To generate a cartographic ‘event’ in Lima
  • Lima mapped by Limeños
  • Begin to fill in the huge gaps in coverage of Lima, starting with the city’s historical Pueblo Libre district
  • Map points of interest (historical and contemporary), and to trace roads and paths
  • This is a work in progress - more details and ideas very soon!!

Mapping Party Suggestions

Please feel free to suggest locations and goals for this mapping event as well as future events. We would particularly encourage mapping new developments in Lima such as the city’s recently built mass-transit system, the Metropolitano. It might also be interesting to think about how we could map pueblos jovenes on the outskirts of Lima, such as Manchay.