Maptime is an almost-weekly map hack night hosted alternately at Stamen Design and at various locations in Oakland. We meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm to work on maps, learn about geospatial data, and teach each other the latest cartographic tools.

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 laptopAll skill levels are welcome. Newbies are especially welcome!

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 and @MaptimeOAK.

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  • December 10, 2014 · 6:45 PM

    Go to the Geomeetup!

    1 Member

    Maptime is done for the year, but you you can still join us to celebrate with the SF Geomeetup! Come hear an evening of lighting talks about all kinds of mapping and... Learn more
  • December 3, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    MaptimeOAK! - Maps/OSM in Government

    30 Map Lovers

    Join us at MaptimeOAK for hacking and conversations about maps/OSM in government!  Danielle Dai (UC Berkeley/SFMTA) will cover current uses/good examples of maps in... Learn more
  • November 19, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    MaptimeSF: Mobile mapping with Android!

    26 Map Lovers

    We will have special guest Chuck Greb (of Mapzen) who will talk to us about mobile mapping on Android! About Maptime: Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking.... Learn more
  • November 15, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    OpenStreetMap Mapathon!

    1 Member

    This is not an official #maptime event, but you probably want to know about it! RSVP here:
  • November 5, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    MaptimeSF: d3.carto

    40 Map Lovers | 5.00

    We will have special guest Elijah Meeks to tell us about his mapping extension to d3.js, called "d3.carto"! About Maptime: Maptime is, rather literally, time for... Learn more
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