Pateros Mapping Party

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OpenStreetMap of Pateros
The Pateros Mapping Party is an OpenStreetMap event that will be held on June 11, 2011, Saturday, in Pateros, Metro Manila. Join us and help make the best free and open map of Philippines' balut capital!

What is a Mapping Party?

Mapping Parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is a free and 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 discussions, mapping and editing.

The event is open to all. Are you a newbie interested in OpenStreetMapping? We will help you get started right away. Are you a business owner who wants a map showing your business location? We can help get your business location in the map. Are you a Garmin GPS unit owner who wants a routable map in your device? We will load our map into your GPS unit.

It's fun. It's free. You can help.

Learn more about Mapping Parties in general.

Schedule of activities

The Mapping Party will happen the whole day of June 11, 2011, Saturday, and will consist of three parts: a morning meet-up, the actual field surveying, and the afternoon meet-up and editing session.

Time Venue Activity
9:00am – 10:00am McDonald's Pateros Morning meet-up and briefing. Participants meet up to get briefed on the day's activities and to be assigned cake slices
10:00am – 4:00pm All over Pateros Field survey. Participants go and survey their assigned slices
4:00pm onwards Starbucks BGC Drive-thru Afternoon meet-up and socials. Participants meet up for a post-survey briefing and socials. You can attend just this one, if you want.

What will we map?

General objectives

Cake slices

Cake slicing is a phrase used in OpenStreetMap Mapping Parties where the area to be mapped (the cake) gets divided into smaller areas (the slices) such that each slice can be surveyed and mapped by around one to three people. It's basically your simple divide-and-conquer approach to mapping! The assignment of which cake slices will be surveyed by which people will be done during the morning briefing.

Who will attend?

You can also signify your attendance over at the Facebook event page

Interested in helping out with the planning, organizing and logistics? Join the discussions in the mailing list.