[OSM-talk-be] Mapping Party Mechelen.
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Sun Jan 13 10:19:58 GMT 2008
Dennis Bollyn schreef:
> Polyglot already managed to arrange a place in a cafe. Traditional
> organisations such as offices of tourism are generally reluctant to help OSM
> out, so I'm not sure contacting them would have helped.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dirk Vervoort
> To: talk-be at openstreetmap.org
> Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2008 8:35 PM
> Subject: [OSM-talk-be] Mapping Party Mechelen.
> Hi Guys,
> I am trying to add a message.
> Leuven, Antwerp and Brussels are on the map, Mechelen NOT
> Is n't this a good reason to go to the public office of toerisme and ask
> them to help us and to give us
> a small meeting room and an internet connection for a day ?
> We can promise to add all the Hotels on the map.
Hi Hera, Dennis,
I selected Mechelen precisely because nobody seems to be very active
there and 2 weeks ago, there were almost no streets drawn yet inside the
center. It's also rather central. Easily reachable from Brussels, Gent,
Antwerp and Leuven.
I don't really count with tourist offices. I don't even think they have
meeting rooms. They just have a room for tourists to walk into and buy
their merchandise. They could point us to place that rent space for
conferences, but those are too expensive. Finding the Keizer Karel café
was really easy. It was the first place I walked into when I arrived in
Mechelen. There is food there and a room with internet access. The owner
also generously proposed the use of his portable. I don't know if we'll
take him up to that.
Who would bring a portable?
How long do we 'hit the streets'?
Does anybody have suggestions for a time table?
We arrive at more or less 10h45 and divide Mechelen in doable chunks and
discuss strategy of what needs to be mapped.
Then we go out on our own, I guess, do some mapping.
Then we get back (probably eat something), process the data and have
some 'fun' learning from each other.
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