London/Summer 2008 Mapping Party Marathon/2008-07-23

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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, 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 12th Mapping Party in the Summer 2008 London Mapping Marathon series. We're going south-east this time.

When : Wednesday 23rd July - Evening.

Where: New Cross, South London (normal map, unnamed streets map)

Getting to New Cross

There are mainline stations New Cross and New Cross Gate are in the area for mapping. They are in TFL Travel Card zone 2. There are trains every half hour to Crystal Palace, which has connections South to places like Sutton. The DLR is on the western edge of the mapping area.

The pub

Directly opposite New Cross Gate station. [1] That would be the "Hobgoblin". yep (now added from gps trace)

Cake Diagram

Cake diagram. Edit the list to bagsie your slice



3. Stephen

4. Firefishy


6. Randomjunk

7. Mark Iliffe




11. OliverLondon

Who's coming?