Mapping Party

Downtown Ballard is rich with restaurants, bars, gift shops and even second hand hiking gear. Let meet at the old Tully's, now the Ballard Coffee Works, to map the area.

If this is your first mapping party you don't need to bring anything other than paper and pencil. If you have an iPhone or iPad, Go Map!! is a great mapping app. Android doesn't offer anything nearly as good but you might try Mapzen.

If you want to learn how to use OpenStreetMap new editor, iD, bring you computer with you and we will help.

Have questions, just ask.

Clifford
aka Glassman

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  • Lisa

    Nice setting and very informative.

    August 18, 2013

  • Clifford S.

    Three new mappers showed up today. Made the day great.

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Jeff M.

      That is a great day! I totally thought this was going down today! : (

      August 18, 2013

  • Pat T.

    Clifford -- I'm trying to find an easy way to select items in an area that doesn't have a nice rectangular border with vertical / horizontal sides. Would like to draw a polygon around the area to select. I've forgotten if there's a way to do that...?

    August 17, 2013

    • Pat T.

      That's in JOSM...

      August 17, 2013

    • Pat T.

      The "solution" turned out to be to use small rectangles and progressively add to the selection set. Select the first set of items with click-drag, then add to the selection by doing shift-click-drag. I use a touchpad, so this is a little awkward -- I hold down shift and the left-mouse corner of the touchpad with one hand, and drag with the other.

      August 17, 2013

  • Pat T.

    Eek. I'll be there at about 1:30pm (checked the bus schedule just after I would have needed to leave...d'oh). If you happen to see this, and are heading out to map, give me a hint which way you're heading. ;-)

    August 17, 2013

    • Pat T.

      By cookie crumbs you mean I should watch for new Ballard area data on the map? I'll look around a bit then head off. A better hint might be a general heading...

      August 17, 2013

    • Pat T.

      So the "recent map updates" trick might have worked, but there were only updates for the coffee shop itself. ;-) We just noticed the post about a meeting room at the coffee shop...not, unfortunately, til we were at the library. Are you-all actually still at the coffee shop? ;-)

      August 17, 2013

  • Michael

    Pat and I are at the Seattle Public Library Ballard branch, at the north side in the Ian Mckenzie Black reading area. She's trying to follow your bread crumbs ... or you can call me at[masked] :-)

    Michael

    August 17, 2013

  • Clifford S.

    We have the meeting room at Ballard Coffee Works. Looking forward to seeing everyone

    August 17, 2013

  • Lisa

    I haven't worked with OpenStreetMap before, but look forward to learning about it.

    August 14, 2013

  • Maegan

    Hope to get over to visit my sister this summer or fall. Would love to meetup and map with you all. Love 3D warehouse!

    August 9, 2013

    • Clifford S.

      Just let us know when and where you'd like to map.

      August 10, 2013

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