[talk-au] Bribie Island OpenStreetMap Mapping Party coming up soon! (Sat 17 July)

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Sat Jul 3 07:01:52 BST 2010


Hi everyone,

Only two weeks to go until the next Brisbane OSM Meetup at Bribie Island!

Read below for more details.

- David

On 28 June 2010 16:55, David Dean <ddean at ieee.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> OSM mapping party propaganda follows. Please pass onto anyone you
> think might be interested.
>
> - David
>
> ----
>
> Calling all map-lovers, amateur cartographers, surveyors and
> cartophiles! Local OpenStreetMappers are having a mapping party soon,
> and we want your help.
>
> When:     Saturday 17th July 2010
> Agenda:
>    09:00 - 09:30    BBQ Breakfast at Quota Park, Welsby Parade
>    09:30 - 13:00    Mapping
>    13:00 - 14:00    Lunch at Bribie Island Hotel, 29 Sylvan Beach Esplanade
> Details:     http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bribie_Island_Mapping_Party_July_2010
>
> 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 our map by adding street details and amenities such as
> restaurants, parks, playgrounds and shops.
>
> For July, we will be mapping Bribie Island. After beginning with a
> delicious BBQ breakfast at Quota Park, we will split up and spread out
> over Bribie Island 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,
> shelters, etc.)
>    * 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 the
> Bribie Island Hotel 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 at the Bribie
> Island Hotel 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 14th of
> June, 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)
> --
> 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 1414 (m) 0407 151 912
(CRICOS) 00213J




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