Mappy Hour (Special guest mappers)

  • May 23, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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We have special guest mappers in town for a few days so we are taking this opportunity to have an extra, spontaneous, Mappy Hour while they are here.  Join us for all of the usual fun of Mappy Hour; questions and answers about OpenStreetMap, coaching for surveys and mapping, geo-related discussion, and enjoy the added benefit of stories from a mapper from a Far Off Land!


Enjoy meeting these long-time OpenStreetMap contributors with charming European accents!


See you there on Thursday night.

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  • Colin M.

    I was looking at the Toronto page on Open Street Map : . What can I say the last edit to that page was in March 2012. What can I say, there is some material there that is out of date, who would like to to help do an update? Also, would it be worth including info. on local GPS vendors?

    May 26, 2013

  • Colin M.

    No problem Camille.

    One of the things that should be on every Open Street Map fans agenda should be to encourage other people to map. There are a few mappers who TRY to map everything, all the time, like AndrewPMK. While the efforts of people like AndrewPMK are appreciated as there is a LOT of detail in the Toronto (and Kingston, ON (Andrew's hometown)) map that would not be there without their efforts, they can not be everywhere, all the time. We should be looking for mappers every neighborhood. This way when say an "ABC Burgers" is replaced by a "DEF Coffees" the change gets noticed and updated effectively immediately by someone who lives down the street from the location (or passes the location to/from work), rather than waiting for one of the extreme mappers to make another pass through the area.

    This is a basically friendly group, a little (maybe very) geeky (with some of the social skill limits that implies), still, we do want more people involved.

    So, again welcome.

    May 26, 2013

  • Camille B.

    Colin, as a newbie in an established group I have never been a chatterbox until completely I apologize if my silence during OSM conversation made you uncomfortable. Thank you for the welcome.

    May 26, 2013

  • Stewart C. R.

    Good to meet up with folks. And yes, I'm having to hold my nose and use the python geopy/openmapquest Nominatim geocoding interface ...

    May 25, 2013

  • Colin M.

    A thought for a future talk (significant parts of which Richard has done in past talks) might be how to make maximum use of one's current "mapping" hardware. As in, if you just have a PC, pen and note pad, effective note taking. If you have a printer, how that can seriously help. If one also has a digital camera, how that can help. If one has a smart phone with a GPS, how that can be put to use. If one has a car or handheld GPS (even the ones that are not very OSM friendly) can be put to use. In other words, help people get people used to mapping without spending money...

    May 24, 2013

  • Colin M.

    I'm glad to hear you liked the meetup Camille. I was a little concerned about your silence and at points I thought should I do/say anything about it (with my answer being that when seeing new groups I've hated feeling picked on, so, best not do anything that might make someone else feel that way).

    Any event, welcome, and I hope we will see you at future events.

    May 24, 2013

  • Camille B.

    A good experience. Good to meet fellow mappers. Wish more had made it.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, I cannot make it today.

    May 23, 2013

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