[talk-au] Brisbane Openstreetmap Meetup Monday October 18th @ Grange Library

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Mon Oct 11 01:14:43 BST 2010


Hi everyone,

Only 1 week to go until the next mapping meetup. Please let me know if
you plan on attending.

- David

On 4 October 2010 20:49, 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 18th October 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 before the event, 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 9329 (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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