[talk-au] Strathpine Mapping Party is coming up soon (Sat 18th September)

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Mon Sep 13 04:12:58 BST 2010


Hi everyone,

The next Brisbane OSM Mapping Party is this weekend (Sat 18th). Hope
to see you there. Details below.

- David

On 6 September 2010 22:29, David Dean <ddean at ieee.org> wrote:
> Hi again everyone,
>
> Less than two weeks until the next Brisbane OSM Mapping Party. Details
> below. Please let me know if you plan on attending.
>
> - David
>
> On 23 August 2010 18:56, 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 18th September 2010
>> Agenda:
>>   09:00 - 09:30    BBQ Breakfast at Leis Park, Lawnton
>>   09:30 - 13:00    Mapping
>>   13:00 - 14:00    Lunch at Petrie Hotel, Petrie
>> Details:     http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Strathpine_Mapping_Party_September_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.
>>
>> This time, we will be mapping around Strathpine. After beginning with a
>> delicious BBQ breakfast, we will split up and spread out over the area 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 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 for lunch 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 15th of
>> September, 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 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
>



-- 
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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