[talk-au] Forest Lake Mapping Party is coming up soon (Sat 20th September)
ddean at ieee.org
Tue Nov 2 10:54:28 GMT 2010
OSM mapping party propaganda follows. Please pass onto anyone you
think might be interested.
Calling all map-lovers, amateur cartographers, surveyors and
cartophiles! Local OpenStreetMappers are having a mapping party soon,
and we want your help.
When: Saturday 20th November 2010
09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast at Elvis Grill & Cafe
09:30 - 13:00 Mapping
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at Forest Lake Tavern
OpenStreetMap is a collaboratively built free map of the world, with
simple wiki-like editing; think ‘Wikipedia’, but for maps. The result
is highly detailed digital maps, created and edited by local
communities, that are free to reproduce without the normal commercial
restrictions. It's a fun project to get involved with; you'll
discover how maps are made and uncover the geographical secrets of
Volunteers from all around Brisbane have already begun mapping the
roads, footpaths and cycleways across the city, but now we need your
help to improve our map by adding street details and amenities such as
restaurants, parks, playgrounds and shops.
For July, we will be mapping around Forest Lake. After beginning with a
delicious breakfast, we will split up and spread out over the area to
collect information for inclusion in OpenStreetMap. You are welcome to
map however and wherever you want, but here are a few suggestions for
things that other mappers like to collect:
* Missing streets, footpaths and cycleways
* Missing street names
* Missing street facilities (traffic lights, pedestrian crossings,
speed bumps, etc.)
* Missing reserves, parks, schools and child-care centres
* Missing amenities (water fountains, toilets, playgrounds, seats,
* Details of shops/restaurants/pubs
However, if you aren't sure what you can do, we'll be happy to provide
ideas and help get you started. If you have a GPS device, including a
GPS-enabled phone, bring it along, but you don’t need anything special
to map - just a pen and paper will do. Blank maps for note-taking can
easily be made available if prior notice is provided.
After spending a couple of hours surveying we will rejoin at 13:00
for lunch and to debrief. If you have a laptop, bring it along and we'll
show you how easy it is to use OpenStreetMap on your own computer.
Internet access will be made available through shared mobile broadband
(or bring your own).
If you can’t or don’t feel like helping in the physical survey, or you
just want to be social, please feel free to turn up for lunch anyway.
We’ll be there between 13:00 and 14:00 and we’ll be happy to introduce
you to OpenStreetMap, and maybe get you set up to map your local area.
If you can come, please let David Dean know by Wednesday the 17th of
September, so we can have some idea of how will be turning up on the day.
Contact David Dean on 0407 151 912 to RSVP or for more information.
(please let me know if you don't want these emails in future)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, RP-SAIVT, QUT
(post) Room S1101, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Australia 4001
(p) +61 7 3138 9329 (m) 0407 151 912
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