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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 laptop! All skill levels are welcome.

Newbies are especially welcome! For more information about Maptime, visit Also, follow us on twitter at @MaptimeDC and check out us out on Github

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Recent Meetups

  • September 14 · 6:30 PM

    Hand Drawn Maps!

    40 Map hackers

    Our workflows are, with few exceptions, entirely digital. This is fantastic for productivity, accuracy, and a million other reasons- but by building in the same tools we... Learn more

  • August 30 · 6:30 PM

    Git and Github 101

    54 Map hackers

    Have lots of code that you want to share? Need a place to host your website? Looking to work collaboratively on a coding project? If so, GitHub is the place for you!... Learn more

  • June 28 · 6:30 PM

    Outdoor mapping: Field Work!

    30 Map hackers | 5.00

    This month, we take to the streets to conduct fieldwork. We'll be mapping the Shaw/Howard neighborhoods using Mapillary and FieldPapers to map local business and... Learn more

  • May 17 · 6:30 PM

    Missing Maps Mapathon!

    56 Map hackers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    This month we are joining several Maptime chapters around the world who are participating in Missing Maps mapathons. Missing Maps is a humanitarian mapping project with... Learn more

  • April 19 · 6:30 PM

    All About Projections 🗺

    48 Map hackers | 5.00

    The map is wrong! All maps are wrong! If you've seen that West Wing clip calling for schools to use different maps, or stumbled on that xkcd projection comic, you know... Learn more

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