[Talk-GB] Black Country Mapping Party - April 4 & 5

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 18 13:46:37 GMT 2009


The next Cloudmade sponsored mapping party will be in the heart of the Black
Country hosted at "The Public" in West Bromwich on April 4/5.

This party will be the main kick-off event in our attempt to map the
remaining 284 segments of the cake for the wider Black Country area by
Christmas this year. A tall order, maybe, but with help definitely doable.

The event has the support of local MP and Minister for Digital Engagement
Tom Watson, who has helped facilitate our use of "The Public" as a venue.
Tom has links with many local groups and is keen to see local involvement in
the map, this we need as many experienced OSMers as possible to help the
event run smoothly and ensure everyone has a lot of fun. We also hope to see
Tom along trying out mapping for himself sometime over the weekend.

And to help with making the weekend a lot of fun, and whet your apetite for
mapping, the first West Bromwich Real Ale Festival is running at The Public
over the same weekend. Couture cafe bar is hosting it, there will be a
choice of 18 real ales and 2 ciders. Free live music during the festival is
being sponsored by Major Key Studios and Fairbright Group, the Trevor Burton
Band and Tipitina are two of the acts due to appear at the festival. There
will be a bouncy castle for children on the town square and families and
children are most welcome. So fun for all!

More to follow as organisation proceeds at:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mappa_Mercia/Black_Country

Please sign up on the page if you are coming.

Cheers

Andy







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