[Talk-ca] Canadian Mapping Fiesta summary

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 21:39:31 BST 2008


On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 11:18 AM,  <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> 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!
>

Nice work everybody. Victoria almost got it off the ground, but all
the regular crew (who had been meeting during the summer) ended up
having conflicts with work/previously booked stuff/etc. Next year.

Corey




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