[talk-au] Planning Mapping Party in Canberra - Haiti Edition
saburq at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 06:45:26 GMT 2010
Sorry I should update the list - I haven't had much interest - so i am
going to postpone it and try to organise one in march at the botanical
gardens. As Jim said they are the blank spot in Canberra.
I will scope out the gardens this Sunday to see where we can setup -
probably near the cafe.
If anyone else wants to join me ping me off list
On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:
> Hello Shoaib,
> Ive just come across the page youve setup for the upcoming party on Feb
> 27th. Im hopeful to be able to come to this event, but Im unsure
> exactly which category to register as. I dont consider myself an expert
> (for example Ive rarely used josm), however Im far from a new user
> having spent a while mapping my local area with potlatch.
> How much interest has there been from others yet? Has there been any
> suggestions of locations to map?
> On Sat, 2010-01-30 at 22:48 +1100, Shoaib Burq wrote:
>> Hi David
>> Jim Croft (cc'd) replied saying he will be interested as well.
>> Thinking of organising this one in late February/early March -
>> probably Saturday the 27 Feb. I was organising an event for the sake
>> of publicity and training hence somewhere central would be nice.
>> However, if I run it in National Library of Australia (NLA) then it
>> does mean getting the NLA on board and letting us run the event. But
>> they would normally charge.
>> Unless you know someone at NLA who can let us use a theatre? So far I
>> haven't been able to find a venue which is kids-friendly, free and has
>> internet as well.
>> Other options are Oaks Brassarie: http://osm.org/go/uNlQcknqd--
>> or the Botanic Gardens: http://osm.org/go/uNlRhT5k2--
>> Botanic Gardens really could do with some mapping
>> Last September we met in the National library and it was quite
>> pleasant outside so the kids could run around in the veranda of the
>> library. In March it might get too hot. If we run an informal party we
>> can still meet in the library. We will have to excuse the parents if
>> they decide to leave early. Do you have any other venues in mind?
>> But we can also have a normal mapping party where we meet with the aim
>> to just map.
>> I'll ride out to Oaks Brassarie tomorrow to see the suitability of the location
>> Let me know what you guys think of the venue and date.
>> In the mean time happy mapping :-)
>> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:34 PM, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:
>> > Hello Shoaib,
>> > Ive been a regular contributor to OSM for a number of years, although
>> > only through skills Ive learnt myself and bits and pieces Ive picked up
>> > along the way. Id be very interested in attending this event or any
>> > others similar that may be organised around the ACT region. Have you
>> > had any other feedback or interest? I replied to someone else who
>> > proposed a Canberra party a couple of weeks ago, who said he'd had no
>> > other replies.
>> > David
>> > On Tue, 2010-01-26 at 00:50 +1100, Shoaib Burq wrote:
>> > > Hi All,
>> > >
>> > > I am currently considering a charity mapping party and need some ideas
>> > > from the oz community. Last mapping party I held in Canberra 20 odd
>> > > people turned up. I think the interest in OSM is growing.
>> > >
>> > > So I am considering organizing a mapping party next month where GIS
>> > > professionals who actually want to learn about OSM for use at work to
>> > > pay a token sum of $2 which gets donated to Red Cross for Haiti.
>> > > Believe me there are a lot of ArcGIS ppl here in Canberra who are
>> > > seriously considering using OSM for work.
>> > >
>> > > I want your thoughts on the idea. Any gaping holes, objections? I also
>> > > want to know if we have any jointly held (as in the trusted osm
>> > > community) paypal account. If not I will have to hesitantly use my
>> > > own.
>> > >
>> > > I have tentatively selected Feb 20th for the party please see
>> > > http://mappingparty.eventwax.com/canberra-mapping-party-2/
>> > > Feed back welcome
>> > >
>> > > Kind regards
>> > > Shoaib Burq
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