[Talk-ca] Canadian Mapping Fiesta summary

richard at weait.com richard at weait.com
Sun Sep 28 19:18:30 BST 2008


Hi all,

The Software Freedom Day Mapping Fiesta was last weekend and here is a
summary of the results.

Elmira, Ontario (pop. 11988) - one new OSMer had to put his own town on
the map.  He started the map of Elmira on his own, then headed to KW to
join the team there for socializing.  He even went out and mapped more on
Sunday.  Excellent start, Bob!

Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario (pop. 560,000 combined) - Five teams and
individuals, including some first-timers, joined in mapping various parts
of K-W.  There is talk of another party before the snow flies.

Hamilton, Ontario (pop. 504,000) - The Friday night introduction to OSM
attracted five new folks.  Four went mapping Saturday around Hamilton. 
Recent activity near Niagara suggests that the entire Golden Horseshoe is
getting some OSM support.  Folks in Hamilton are talking about another
party in the Spring.

Montreal, Quebec (pop. 3.6M) - Four teams went out mapping afoot, on bikes
and with a car for a diverse selection of tracks.  They met at an ice
cream parlour which is a tactic that I may have to adopt!  They used both
photo-napping and audio-mapping for their event.

Sherbrooke, Quebec (pop. 147,000) - Yves organized his first mapping party
on short notice and had a tremendous success.  Four teams, including some
students from the Geography department came out to map Sherbrooke and
environs.  They think that Sherbrooke can be completed with two more
similar-sized mapping parties.  Three cheers for Yves!

Congratulations, Canadian mappers.  Eighteen teams went mapping in four
cities (and a town) in two provinces.  Perhaps next year we will have both
coasts and the north represented as well!





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