[talk-au] Brisbane Openstreetmap Meetup Monday October 18th @ Grange Library
ddean at ieee.org
Fri Oct 15 02:12:13 BST 2010
I've had to cancel Monday's mapping meetup due to a lack of interest.
I'll send details about the next event in the near future.
On 11 October 2010 10:14, David Dean <ddean at ieee.org> wrote:
> 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
Post-Doctoral Fellow, RP-SAIVT, QUT
(post) Room S1101, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Australia 4001
(p) +61 7 3138 9329 (m) 0407 151 912
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