As part of the 2017 National Summer mapathon, MappingDC will board buses to record and map Bus Routes and Bus Stops. OpenStreetMap has a direction finder for driving, biking, and walking. But there's no directions for using public transportation. This is largely because the underlying data for these routes does not exist yet in OpenStreetMap.
With this mapathon you will trace the full circuit of a bus route and capture details of the bus stops as you go. Advanced mappers will also capture a street level view of the route. We'll start and end at the Pentagon Bus Hub. For detailed instructions on how we plan to capture data, please see: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bus_Mapathon/guide
For more information, see: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapathon/US_Summer_Mapathon_2017