Mapathon/US Summer Mapathon 2014

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The 7th U.S. national Mapathon will be held in in the weekend of August 9-10, 2014. This is also the weekend of the 10th Anniversary of OpenStreetMap, so let's get together and throw parties everywhere!

Announcement on


City Dates and Times Venue Contact Event link
Washington DC August 8, 12PM-5PM, happy hour at 5 OpenGovHub, happy hour at 5PM at Mio Contact Steven Johnson or Alex Barth details and RSVP on Meetup
Denver CO August 9 starting at 3PM Wynkoop Brewery Contact Jim McAndrew or Russ Deffner Meetup
Seattle WA August 9:30am to 3:30pm Tableau Software 837 North 34th Street, Suite 200, Seattle, WA Contact Clifford Snow or Chase Stephens Meetup Event
Athens GA August 9 9:30am-3pm University of Georgia ASPRS Chapter Contact Randal Hale
New York City Aug 11 See GeoNYC for more info
Los Angeles August 9 12:00pm-5:00pm Telenav, 10549 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Contact Richard Kachelriess or Robert Stack Meetup
Phoenix August 9 Noon to 4:30pm The Watershed Tempe Contact James Fee or Ryan Arp Meetup Event
Lexington, KY August 9 Noon to 4:00pm West Sixth Brewery, 501 W 6th St, Lexington, KY 40508 Contact Jessi Breen or Ryan Cooper for details. There will be cake!
St. Petersburg, FL August 9 11:00am to 2:00pm Flippers Contact Coleman McCormick Meetup
Nashua, NH August 9. We will be setting up between 12:00 and 1:00 PM Celebrate OSM's birthday with a cookout at Greeley Park in Nashua. If you're not familiar with Greeley Park, the picnic/cookout area is right about at (42.7807, -71.4669). Contact user:rozzin to coordinate. If you have not confirmed your attendance with user:rozzin, please consider bringing some food to share.
Cleveland, OH Aug. 9th, from 12-4pm Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland, OH (6th floor) Event information on meetup
Various US Cities (Virtual) August 9 11:30am-3:30pm GISi Contact Jonah Adkins GISi is having a virtual OSM Party. The purpose of the event is to educate employees and their families about OSM and show users how to add elements of their neighborhood.
San Francisco, CA August 9 2:00pm to 5pm Mapbox SF, 149 9th St, 404, San Francisco Contact Camille @fulgenteft to help with planning Meetup Event
Tulsa OK TBD TBD TBD, see!topic/code-for-tulsa/486tXzG4rGc
Kansas City TBD TBD TBD
St. Louis August 9 3:00pm - 5:00pm Foam Coffee + Beer, 3359 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO
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What do I need to know to host an event?

  • The rule is simple: anything you commit to OpenStreetMap, should contain the hashtag #mapathon 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 survey purposes.