[talk-au] West End (Brisbane) Mapping Party Coming Soon (30th September)

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Wed Sep 13 05:10:25 UTC 2017

Hi everyone,

You may be excited to know that we have another Mapping Event coming soon
in Brisbane!

Details below, please register at

I hope to see you there, and please pass this email onto anyone who you
think might be interested. Everyone is welcome!


Hope St Cafe, 170 Boundary St, West End (

*The Plan:*

*Saturday 30th September 2017*

*13:30 - 14:30*: Meet up over coffee, chat about maps

*14:30 - 17:00*: Split up and map West End

Please feel free to call David on 0407 151 912 on the day if you can't find

*About OpenStreetMap*

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 and building details and amenities such as
restaurants, parks, playgrounds and shops.

*The Event*

Participants will be welcome to map however and wherever they want, but
here are a few suggestions for things that other mappers like to collect:

Missing streets, footpaths and cycleways
Missing street names
Missing building details
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,
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.
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