[Talk-GB] Fwd: WYLUG OpenStreetMap thing: Leeds - Sunday 24th Feb 2008
chippy2005 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 23:00:14 GMT 2008
Mapping party for Leeds for the afternoon of Sunday 24th Feb.
All welcome, should be good for beginners and experienced alike!
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From: Louisa Parry <louisa at louisaparry.co.uk>
Date: Feb 18, 2008 9:47 PM
Subject: [Wylug-announce] WYLUG OpenStreetMap thing - Sunday 24th Feb 2008
To: WYLUG ANNOUNCE <wylug-announce at wylug.org.uk>
As I mentioned in my previous email, we've been inspired by the
OpenStreetMap talk the other day to do a WYLUG mini-mapping session in
Leeds. We've decided to do it in the afternoon before the next WYLUG
social on Sunday 24th February.
I propose we meet in the Becketts Bank branch of Wetherspoons on Park
Row at 2pm - http://tinyurl.com/364rb8 . Unfortunately the pub itself
isn't marked on OSM just yet - but I'm sure it will be after Sunday ;)
(I believe it's between Greek Street and Bedford Street but might be
So 2pm at Becketts Bank (ground floor if possible) to divide up the map,
pair up people (where necessary/appropriate) and make sure GPS receivers
are working etc - please bring a GPS thing if you can. That'll probably
take about 30-45 minutes apparently.
Then we'll all go our separate tracing ways - we'll try to assign spots
near the city centre for those on foot and further out bits for those
with transport. Don't forget to bring along a notepad/camera/dictaphone
to make a note of street names/landmarks etc.
I suggest we then meet back in Becketts Bank around 5pm - that gives
just over a couple of hours to get out to your spot, do some traces and
get back. It'll also be starting to go dark at 5pm-ish so probably best
(and safer) to call it a day around then anyway.
At Becketts, we'll offload the data onto laptops and get started editing
it. Some of us (ie, me) might need a few hints on how to do this
because JOSM is rather quirky so if it would be great if experienced
users could be on hand to help us out. I picked Becketts because it
apparently has "free" wireless (we may have to buy drinks for the access
- but I suspect at least a few of us we'll be doing that anyway) so we
should be able to interact with the OSM server. I imagine, depending on
time, we'll all just get started on this in the pub then finish it on
our own at home - but we'll see how it goes.
So, quick timetable recap:
2pm - meet in Becketts Bank pub on Park Row, Leeds
2:30pm-5pm (ish) - out mapping
5pm - 6pm (ish) - back to Becketts Bank for a review of what we've done
Then the WYLUG social kicks off just down the road at the Scarbrough
Hotel from about 7pm - giving a little bit of food time for those
wanting to attend both events.
Hope this all sounds about right - and hope to see you there. Feel free
to contact me if you need further directions to Becketts Bank or if
you've not been down before and would like us to look out for you.
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