[Talk-us] OpenStreetMap Geo Week

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Sat Nov 15 01:24:03 UTC 2014

>From US Local Chapter Blog.
Nov 13 2014
by Eleanor Tutt


Beginning this weekend, teachers, students, community groups and map
lovers, in the US and around the world, will join together to
celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and
openly editable map of the world.

OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week - a collaboration between
OpenStreetMap US, National Geographic, MapGive, the Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team, and Missing Maps - takes place November 16-22
(with a few early bird Mapathons November Saturday 15, because when
you've got the urge to make a map, it's tough to wait an extra 24
hours!) This year's Geography Awareness Week theme is 'The Future of
Food' and participants will be mapping everything from local food
resources such as food banks and community gardens to farmlands and
orchards in the countries affected by the recent Ebola virus outbreak.

So how do you get involved?

If you're in the Washington, DC area, make sure to come to the
flagship OpenStreetMap mapping party on Friday, November 21st, hosted
by National Geographic, and help put food resources on the map.

Not near DC? No problem! You can find an event near you or you can
plan your own event using the OpenStreetMap GeoWeek Event Planning

There will be a lot going on next week, so check back at
osmgeoweek.org frequently and follow all the happenings on twitter
using the hashtag #osmgeoweek.

If this month will be your first time contributing to OSM, welcome and
happy mapping! And if are an experienced OSM contributor, remember
that mapathons and events are a great way to get friends and neighbors
involved in mapping. Invite new people, offer assistance as needed,
and let's grow our community and our map at the same time.

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