Mapping-what-you-kno­w Party

Let's keep the momentum going from our successful birthday party! Since we didn't have time to do hands-on editing there, this one we'd like to focus on using the iD editor. No experience necessary. Bring your laptops!

In the spirit of mapping-what-you-know, it would help to take a look at the OSM map beforehand around where you live and hang out to see what's there and what's missing. (e.g. supermarkets and shops, restaurants and bars). Jotting down names and locations on paper is really helpful!

Also, Clifford is planning a Seattle bid for the 2015 State-of-the-Map US Conference. With the number of active FOSS/GIS people in this area, we could pull this off. We'll be discussing it, so bring your ideas!

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  • Chase S

    Thanks to everyone who was able to make it for their great questions! Hope to see you all at the next one!

    2 · September 7

  • Diana

    Would love to attend but I will be moving, so I'll have to catch the next one.

    September 2

  • Alana

    Hi everyone! I'm new to the whole mapping party fun! I would love to join this event although I don't have much experience working on osm.. I've used juno trimble and garmin before for research purposes. Can I just show up to this?

    1 · August 30

    • Clifford S.

      The short answer is yes. We plan to do a workshop on how to use OSM's iD editor to map what you know. If you have a gps unit, bring it along and we can talk about how to integrate your gps traces into OSM trails and highways. Bring along a laptop if you have it to practice editing and uploading gps traces.

      1 · August 30

    • Alana

      Sounds great! Thank you Clifford! I'll see you all on Sat!

      August 30

  • Pat T.

    I just invited the Seattle Transit Hikers meetup. Several of them use or are interested in OSM. I wonder if we could do a joint trail mapping expedition. FYI, here's their next hike (on Monday) -- the two parks it covers (in Burien) look well mapped, but some trails were recently rebuilt so may have changed.
    http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Transit-Hikers/events/202984922/
    http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/[masked]/[masked]

    August 29

  • Paul L.

    Darn. I totally want to hit a mapping party but that particular day happens to be my birthday. Can't wait for the next mapping party.

    1 · August 26

  • Ann S.

    I'm anxious to use the tools I learned about at the bday party. I've done some Wiki reading but would love some hands-on guidance from the experienced folks. Sadly, I have a conflict so will have to figure out how to make this work.

    1 · August 23

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