Maptime: OpenStreetMap 101!

Curious about OpenStreetMap, the free editable map of the world? Come and learn how to contribute to OSM, and make your first edit! This evening will help you get started with OSM so you're prepared to join the Spring Editathon on April 26!

About Maptime:

Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.

This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.

Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, or just hang out and socialize or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning, so why not do it together?

Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop!

We also have plenty of bike parking upstairs, so no need to leave your bike at street level.


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  • Will

    Thanks guys, this was really informative and fun!

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • Clay S.

    Very informative. Alan gave a great intro to OSM.

    2 · April 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I'm in Portland for the next week so I can't make the meetup in person, but I have several OSM questions if anyone would like to have a virtual chat...during the meetup or anytime!

    April 20, 2014

    • Alan M.

      Hi Noah! There will probably be lots of people on the #osm-us IRC channel during the editathon weekend, or on twitter at #editathon.

      April 21, 2014

  • wm

    I live in Portland, but I'm moving down to the peninsula in June for a job.

    April 20, 2014

    • Alan M.

      Great, look forward to meeting you. While you're in Portland, make sure you check out MaptimePDX if you haven't already!­

      April 21, 2014

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