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Maptime: Hand-drawn maps!

Sometimes it's nice to take a break from the screen and bust out the pen and paper. Join us for an evening of drawing and tracing at this special Maptime, run by Maptimer Danielle Dai.

Inspiration and activities here: 

Don't forget to bring your art supplies on Wednesday!


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?

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

For more information about Maptime, visit Also, follow us on twitter at @MaptimeSF.

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  • Zan

    Looks super fun, but I'd made other plans while I was on the waiting list. Hope that somebody else gets to take my spot! Thanks Danielle for posting the examples and inspirational activities. If anybody else who wanted to go but couldn't make it (conflict or on the waiting list) would want to meet up sometime at a coffeeshop to do some of the proposed exercises, that could be fun :).

    August 6, 2014

    • Zan

      That time/place works for me.

      August 6, 2014

    • Zan

      Woder -sounds like Beth & friends will be hosting another one. Mind waiting for that? Something came up for me Thursday :(

      August 12, 2014

  • Amy S.

    Let's do this again soon!

    1 · August 7, 2014

  • Beth S.

    Tonight was so much fun! Thanks to everyone who came out. Special thanks to Danielle for giving us the opportunity to spend some quality time with pens, paper, and maps.

    To everyone who wanted to come but couldn't, don't worry: there's already another one coming up soon. Date will be announced when it's final.

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • Becka

    I came to the building but there's no instruction on what to press on the intercom. I didn't feel safe hanging out in front and trying to figure it out, so I left. Boo.

    August 6, 2014

    • Brandon

      You can use the A-Z buttons on the intercom to dial "Stamen Design" suite 300

      1 · August 6, 2014

  • Danielle D.

    Hey everyone! I compiled numerous links of hand-drawn maps inspiration here: Feel free to add more!

    August 3, 2014

  • Dana B.

    Hello lovely Maptime organizers! Are there plans to open this up to some of the folks on the waiting list? :)

    2 · July 31, 2014

  • Avi C.

    Arghhh! I'm going to be out of town next week. I'll try and be there next time.

    July 30, 2014

  • Daniel C.

    Wish I could be there this time, but I'm going to have to miss it - see you all next time!

    July 30, 2014

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