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

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Mon Jul 26 11:54:36 BST 2010

Hi everyone,

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- 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 18th June, 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

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