Mapathon/US Summer Mapathon 2015

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The 10th U.S. national Mapathon will be held in in the weekend of Aug 1-2 2015. Let's get together and make the best map of the world even better!


What do I need to know to host an event?

  • We have a Slack channel for all organizers of local events! Send an email to to join.
  • 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!
  • Make use the Strava running and cycling tile layers to help map large trail networks.
  • 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.
City Dates and Times Venue Contact Event link
St. Louis August 2nd St. Louis Zoo Eleanor Tutt Mapathon at the Zoo
Salt Lake City Aug 1st TBD Martijn van Exel (talk) TBD
MapCamp! - South Park, CO July 24-26 Great Outdoors Russell Deffner OSMCO MapCamp!
Lexington, KY August 1st, 3-5pm West Sixth Brewery - Beer Garden Jessi Breen
Austin, TX August 1st ObjectRocket, 300 West 6th Street, Suite 900 Andy Wilson ATX OSG / MaptimeATX
Boston, MA Aug 2, 1-5pm Mapkin HQ, 35 Kingston St. Lars Ahlzen OSM-Boston
Hampton Roads, VA Aug 1, 11-3pm Aid Data / ITPIR Office, 427 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA Jonah Adkins MaptimeHRVA