Mapping party bucharest 2016

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Bucharest, Bucharest

latitude: 44.43550, longitude: 26.1005
Browse map of Bucharest 44°26′07.80″ N, 26°06′01.80″ E
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Bucharest is a city in Bucharest at latitude 44°26′07.80″ North, longitude 26°06′01.80″ East.

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: Sunday 4th June , 11am - 7pm
  • Where: TBA
  • How: We will split in teams, covering different areas

Each team will take one area and will analyze the particular area, deciding what are the mapping objectives for that particular area.

  • Contact
Phone: 0731172745
  • Event schedule:
10:30-11:00 Start - meet with all the other mappers and organize the teams. Meetup location: TBA
11:00-11:30 : Training – how to use the apps, how to collect information, how to add on the map
11:30-14:30 : We hit the streets,Map until 15:00 when we head back to the start location where we share the data, talk about the day
14:30-15:30 : Pizza Time
15:30-19:00 : We meet and start inserting data to OSM (optionally, map some more on the field)
  • Software Needed:
    • Mapillary : crowd-sourced version of Google Street View [1], there is special permission to derive data from the photos for contributing to OpenStreetMap.
      OSMtracker_(Android) : Offline GPS tracker with fast POI placement shortcuts. Exports in GPX format with waypoints, suitable for import in JOSM.
      Vespucci Vespucci is the first OpenStreetMap-Editor for Android and has been available and developed since 2009.
    • Walking Papers - we will have A4 printed papers that we will use.
  • If you own a GPS, GPS-equipped smart phone, or laptop computer, please bring it along. If not, we will have printed papers to give.


To be announced

Mapping objectives

To add Housenumbers to the city map.
To add more Points_of_interest to the city map, combined with accessibility for people with Disabilities , and opening_hours schedule
Add Pedestrian crossing, check for one-way roads

Mapping Party Suggestions

Please feel free to suggest locations and goals for this mapping event as well as future events.