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Vancouver OSM Meetup

OpenStreetMap is having a first ever meetup in Vancouver to celebrate the release of Natural Resources Canada CanVec data for import. If you are interested in meeting other mappers from the Fraser Valley area, feel free to join us at 4:00 pm on July 27th at Waves Coffee House on Bute and Pender. This date was chosen to coincide with the monthly meeting of OSGeoBC (Open Source Geographical Information Systems of BC). After the OSM-centric meeting, some of us will be heading over to the OSGeoBC meeting which starts at 6:00 pm at 1177 West Hastings Street

Come on down to find out more about the import, share tips and tricks about mapping, and put a face to the usernames you see so often.

  • When:
Tuesday July 27th, 4pm-6pm
  • Where:
Waves Coffee House
1198 West Pender Street, Vancouver (intersection of Pender and Bute)
Closest Skytrain station: (Expo Line) Burrard. Walk west on Melville 2 blocks, then north on Bute for 1 block
  • Contact:
  • Event schedule:
Meeting with other OSMers to discuss imports and other OSM work
Attend OSGeoBC meeting to learn more about open source GIS software
If planning on attending OSGeoBC meeting, please see [3] to RSVP and see more info
Wednesay July 28th
Walk around beautiful Vancouver with Sam, as he demonstrates techniques for on-the-ground mapping
  • Attending:

27/8 July 2010 - Vancouver Meetup

(Archived from main page)

Join in for a jam-packed meet-up / mapping session. For those who have been following on the talk-ca mailing list and the #osm-ca IRC chat, there has been LOTS going on for Mapping in Canada. Mainly the CanVec Import which is happening now. The idea for this meet-up is that we will be on the #osm-ca IRC chat, as well as on Skype and available for conference calling, as well as live on The aim is to try and get as many people as possible participating.


Tentative at Blenz Coffee (the one that has wifi & plugs) exact location to be verified

Times July 27th

Tentative meet at 4pm (allows for 1 1/2 hours to go over everything) which allows for time to get to the OSGeo meeting (see below)
Tentative 'virtual meeting' at 2pm which allows for other times-zones for Skype/video/phone & IRC
Tentative noon (location TBD) for those who want to learn about OSM & cant make it in the evening

July 28th

Tentative 10am (location TBD) - Walking papers StreetMapping
Tentative 2pm (location TBD) - Map Making (end products) - templates and tools


Intro to OSM
CanVec Import status
Cool Tools
Vancouver Status
Actual Mapping
OSGeo-BC / Canada Chapters Status - update / OSM - linking

OSGeo Meeting (please confirm attendance with above link)

Location: Sierra Systems Vancouver

          1177 West Hastings Street, Suite 2500
          Room Blackcomb

Chair: Martin Kyle Date: Tuesday 27 July 2010 Time: 1800 hrs - 2000 hrs PT

Those interested contact on talk-ca list for details;

Attendees - Definitely
Adam Dunn
Attendees - Possibly
Corey Hamilton
Remote Attendees - Definatly
Everyone who happens to be on the #osm-ca IRC chat
Everyone who is on channel
Those wanting to attend on Skype - video