[talk-au] Brisbane Openstreetmap Meetup Monday August 16th @ Grange Library

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Mon Aug 2 12:04:41 BST 2010


Hi everyone,

Only two weeks to go now until the next Brisbane OSM Meetup at Grange
Library. I hope to see you there.

We should be having an interesting demo on importing data.gov.au
geospatial data into osm.org, so anyone interested in such things
should turn up and see how it's done.

Details follow.

- David

On 26 July 2010 20:54, David Dean <ddean at ieee.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> Brisbane OSM propaganda follows. Please let me know if you don't want
> to receive these emails in future.
>
> - David
>
> ---
> Calling all map-lovers, amateur cartographers, surveyors and
> cartophiles! There’s a friendly meetup of OpenStreetMappers in
> Brisbane soon, and we hope to have a few interested newbies thrown
> into the mix.
>
> When: Monday 16th August 2010 18:30 - 22:00
> Where: Grange Library - 79 Evelyn Street, The Grange, Qld, 4051
> Web: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Brisbane_Mapping_Meetups
>
> 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
> your neighbourhood.
>
> 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 your local area by adding street details and amenities
> such as restaurants, parks, playgrounds and shops.
>
> 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
> available through shared mobile broadband and library Wi-Fi (Brisbane
> Libraries membership required).
>
> You are welcome to map however and wherever you want, but here are a
> few ideas for the evening:
>
>    * Fix OpenStreetMap errors in your local area
>    * Help add roads and other features using aerial imagery
>    * Put your house (and your neighbour’s) on the map
>    * Improve suburb boundaries
>    * Share your local knowledge to add points of interest (POIs)
>    * Experiment with OpenStreetMap map-making and editing tools
>    * Swap tips on using OpenStreetMaps to navigate on your mobile
> phone or GPS device
>
> However, if you aren't sure what you can do, we'll be happy to provide
> ideas and help get you started.
>
> We have the meeting room booked from 18:30 to 22:00, but feel free to
> turn up within those times whenever you like. We’re trying to organise
> some alcoholic (and otherwise) drinks for the meetup, and we'll
> probably order a few pizzas on the night. If you are coming, please
> bring $10 to help pay for this.
>
> If you can come, please let David Dean know by Friday 13th August, so we
> can have some idea of how many drinks to take on the night.
>
> Contact David Dean on 0407 151 912 to RSVP or for more information.
>
> --
> David Dean
> Post-Doctoral Fellow, RP-SAIVT, QUT
> (me) http://www.davidbdean.com
> (saivt) http://www.bee.qut.edu.au/projects/saivt/
> (post) Room S1101, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Australia 4001
> (p) +61 7 3138 1414 (m) 0407 151 912
> (CRICOS) 00213J
>



-- 
David Dean
Post-Doctoral Fellow, RP-SAIVT, QUT
(me) http://www.davidbdean.com
(saivt) http://www.bee.qut.edu.au/projects/saivt/
(post) Room S1101, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Australia 4001
(p) +61 7 3138 9329 (m) 0407 151 912
(CRICOS) 00213J



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