Medway Mapping Party 2009

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Some traces from 2nd Medway Mapping Party

2nd mapping party for the Medway area was held on the 14th/15th Feb 2009.

Where and when


  • Medway area including Rochester, Gillingham and Chatham ([1]), UK


10am Saturday, Cafe Verde on 32 Rochester High Street, ME1 1LD. Website

5pm Saturday, The Golden Lion, 147–149 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1EL. Website

11am Sunday. Cafe Verde on 32 Rochester High Street, ME1 1LD. Website



14th/15th Feb 2009. (Saturday & Sunday).

What you need

  • A GPS: recommended, but not essential. We will lend you one. Please add your name and note below, so we can ensure we will have sufficient receivers.
  • Laptop/PDA: again recommended, but not essential. There are some mapping and tracking programs out there which can be used for generating GPX files and displaying maps.
  • A camera: useful for mapping but also to have a nice souvenir


Area breakdown to avoid duplication of effort.

This schedule is just a proposal, feel free to modify or suggest changes.


  • Youth Hostels, Kent - Trinity Foyer, 20 Church St, Maidstone, ME14 1LY - 01622 664446
  • Youth Hostels Association, Capstone Rd, Gillingham, ME7 3JE - 01634 400788
  • Connexions, 205-217 New Rd, Chatham, ME4 4QA - 01634 845936


If you are interested in attending to the mapping party, you can sign down here (this is an informal list, just to see who may be coming).

Sat 14th

I can lend you my NaviGPS --Gregoryw 09:42, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
  • --pray4mojo 16:43, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Smsm1
  • Crid - Preferably country lanes. Slices 13 and/or 14 perhaps?
  • --TomS 19:47, 3 February 2009 (UTC) - Intending on cycling up from West Malling, over Medway Bridge, then will do some of slice 2 on my way in to the cafe.
  • Sign here

Sun 15th


List the cake slices you're interested in mapping below, or pick a slice on the day.

1. pchilds (

2. TomS. I did lots of this on Saturday but didn't manage to do all the estate between Maidstone Road (B2079) and City Way (A229). Mapping now, will hopefully finish in a few days.

3. pray4mojo

4. fordp I will continue mapping after the weekend too!


6.Crid Several Walderslade estates as well as an unclassified towards Hempstead.


8. --TimSC 08:24, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

9. Gregoryw. Smsm1 will start at Sheerness and work towards Rochester


11. pchilds






Talk GB Mailing List or phone Tim +44 (0)7719 775716

First Medway Mapping Party 8-9th December 2007

Result: approximately 50% of Chatham, Gillingham and Walderslade complete. Progress has been made in most other areas. Significant work is still needed on Strood, Rainham, Twydall, Borstall and Wigmore.