Talk:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Mapping objectives

Historical markers

Hello, Liberty Bell? Shouldn't you be on the map with the rest of the Founding Fathers' important places?

Museums, stores, sport venues

All worth traveling to, all worth mapping.

Public transit

Subway, train and bus stations on a map are helpful for locals and for tourists.

Cycle, roller skate and running trails

Part of the beauty of any city is "off-road". Add these non-vehicle highways to show how people get around your city without creating exhaust fumes.

Public interest

Have you ever needed to mail a letter and couldn't find a mailbox? Add the things that you want to find to the map. Mailboxes, post offices (I forgot to get stamps!) grocery stores, that great ethnic restaurant, etc.

Mappers, experience and terminology


When a group of mappers go out to map an area they divide the area up like a cake so that everybody gets a piece of their own. This reduces unintended duplication of effort.

Experienced mappers

Experienced mappers may join us for some morning coffee and discussion, choose a piece of "cake" then head out mapping. If you have a mapping goal in mind that is not convenient to the venue, let us know your plan below so that you can claim your cake, then start mapping without the trip to the venue. Do be sure to join us Saturday afternoon for the editing, uploading and the social event later.

Experienced mappers, please bring your laptops for editing / uploading and a spare GPS if you have one. We'll have some spares to share with new folks, but you never know when an extra will help.

New mappers & curious onlookers

You don't have to be an expert to make valuable contributions, or to have a lot of fun with OpenStreetMap. Part of the fun for us is sharing our enthusiasm with you.

Come early Saturday and meet some of the experienced folks, before they head off. Some new mappers like to dive right in, and join an experienced mapper. Others will want to stay back at the venue for an Introduction to OpenStreetMap presentation (It's fun, not like the class you hated in school.)

Other new mappers will be more adventurous and will want to get mapping like the experienced folks. Great! Choose some cake in advance and we'll see you at the social, or join us in the morning for briefing with the experienced mappers.

Cake for November 8 - 9, 2008

Put your real cake entries here

Area Maps Description
(needs checking)
Who mapped this area?

Example cake entries

Area Maps Description
(needs checking)
Who mapped this area?
Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial plus walkways. lon=-77.04951|zoom=16|width=163|height=100|format=png</map> Will trace paths with GPS Tuesday, see you at the social Saturday. Example.
Cycle trails in example park Will cycle with the family to collect data Saturday and see you at the social. Example2.

Religious Placard Parking

I'm not sure if this is already mapped but I've been adding the Religious Service Exemption parking for Bike Lanes under the following tag:

parking:condition:side, religious_placard

This site is my source for which areas are eligible for religious parking exemptions