London/Summer 2008 Mapping Party Marathon/2008-06-18

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This is a past event.


This is a series of mini mapping evenings around London, aimed at increasing the OpenStreetMap coverage of these areas, and also giving London OSMers a regular social meet-up. We'll be arriving in the area from different directions, and mapping our own slice of the cake (diagram coming soon), before finally meeting at a pub at around 7:30 - 8:00 pm.

Ideally people will arrive in the area early and get as much mapping done as possible e.g. arrive at 5:30 and map two or three different slices, but you also have the option to arrive later on e.g. 7p.m. and map one small slice... or just turn up in time for the pub!

We are also interested in meeting new people who want to find out more about OpenStreetMap. Feel free to come along! If you are new to mapping, but want to give it a try, you might perhaps get one of us to give you a little mapping demonstration. You'll need to get in touch and arrange to meet us somewhere (e.g. the tube station) before we meet in the pub later. Alternatively read the Map Making Overview, and just give it a go! Note that you don't need to a GPS unit, although if you have one, this is a fun way to put it to good use. Either way, you'll want a printout of the area you're planning to map, since London already has many street layouts sketched in (without names). Alternatively you're very welcome to just join us later in the pub.

This is the 7th Mapping Party in the Summer 2008 London Mapping Marathon series. We're going North again. This mapping party fills in from the mapping party a month ago in the Isle of Dogs.

When : Wednesday 18th June - Evening.

Where: Isle of Dogs, East London (normal map, unnamed streets map)

Getting to Isle of Dogs

The DLR on the Lewisham Branch between Canary Wharf and Island Gardens. TfL Zone 2.

The Nearest tube station is Canary Wharf on the Jubilee line in zone 2.

The nearest mainline stations are Limehouse/Fenchurch Street in the North, and Greenwich/Lewisham in the South.

The pub

The Watermans Arms again (dodgey little pub, but good curry restaurant place attached) [1] - suggested time 8pm.

Cake Diagram

Cake diagram for the area

This is the same cake as the last time we were in the Isle of Dogs, with the map updated to the latest information.

Unnamed area map: [2]

1. Ollie

2. Ollie

3. Smsm1



6. Firefishy

7. Harry Wood (two little roads) (Last time)

8. Harry Wood partially (Last time) Ollie

9. Harry Wood partially (Last time)

10. Harry Wood partially (Last time)

11. Firefishy (Last time)

12. Ollie

13. Matt

14. Firefishy (Last time)

15. TomH

16. Welshie

17. Welshie

18. TomH

19. TomH

20. steve8

21. steve8

22. steve8


Who's coming?


  • Add yourself to the list as soon as possible, to make it look more impressive (we normally expect between 5 and 10 people but everyone signs up last minute)
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  • Other ideas? Local community websites to list on? Contacts to email about it?