MaptimeLA participates in the OSM US Summer Mapathon!!!

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Do you love maps, open data, or public transit?

Then join us for the OpenStreetMap US Summer #Mapathon (https://www.openstreetmap.us/2017/06/bus-mapathon/)!

We will be mapping bus routes and amenities.

You can learn more here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bus_Mapathon/guide

We will meet at Grand Park at 2pm and venture out from there around 2:30pm for some real, live mapping. Don't worry about the heat, the buses have air conditioning! And don't worry if you aren't familiar with OpenStreetMap editing, bus routes, Tap cards, or the Metro system; you can ride with a buddy or two to make it easier and more fun!

We'll meet back up at the park around 4pm and head to a nearby bar for some #geobeers.

We'll be posting the logistics for the event in the next couple of days, but in the meantime...

What you will need for the event

• Sign up for a OpenStreetMap Account (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt2wlBAsgGbLLdF-2B8w8yhYn0jZdIo9RFSvtKSjhIu63rx_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7Oy4DvTiJINEeiXfyuJ8IVMjbmu6EP4bQjhZMegWqqpZgeq0FpJHCXK7earnnTA-2BMAGtlDfz-2BDl4QYEQToIB6C2lSF8U5OhL-2BckJlM537IhWM8sNRnDjPzsf3kDRk-2BlSFcgP4YJle-2Fr0b7IisRTwOB8Q-3D-3D)

• Sign up for a OpenStreetMap Wiki Account (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt0IhzAsDud-2FDHlrGMrlI4ZeXG8Bh231Q-2FRpW3-2BroqklrlCTmmjN65TAM-2FYrnHFyoSvcH0mYyJNgPAnvNR9QAl349Oml-2BiQXTo01eQJf3dehzyauWipufX-2FZn8OKR8ZWO2Q-3D-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OCLYzagUdhABu1JnZJe7ZVIq18LDkSOyuPaneNUU08oPezCHHvl11W79zHxZ-2FMnRDyV1-2B3jKRXccVBFHOf5YnB47BKB37VCTT1Xqp727wNpNvRF8ZwPfN-2B7d4S8ONxs8q5MrM7AQ5biQ2JYqPJNlIkA-3D-3D) - For documenting

• A good pair of shoes, a hat perhaps and water.

Tools for mapping with smart phones

• Install Mapillary (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt9BrwiMl0Bewe0eBnjLpeEiQXCbIDJCiSjvRTdn0rPV3_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OnHxWJR8W1x2tg5kcOCykPMXaNg0wQh7NVYP5yDwO2yPwMpDmsObFIgwgNSGpuGjHHn6Rwem0Bbmwqu8NHetJq0wS4gYrnVSkp2JATHipvZlZL1gRfAY3s-2FV47Ikb3-2BydycuqpQgZNf09Cdm1Y2sZBw-3D-3D), Crowdsourced StreetView (iOS (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt1X6OM6MVQ1-2FXEgvmzNpt4qX3h7WkJalJ9gI3POKa1eUAGAq4LjZXn91zP8yKoKGpPIvBJ9CCpgwCd0erwNU0vg-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7Og5bhXd9MK-2Bu-2FQpO4uf0IZqVIiEQ8eWwhnYRm8Xb-2F05Us-2BsX-2FREOjABI-2B9bUjVzqWmrPUvYW77kUiiz8dQ8iO6jm5PdnjZPI1Z9boCgVdYTiTe2h8sVpsVCMF7CtGtSBfCE3NY7slLHPnCxCv45oaYg-3D-3D), Android (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt2CFID0NgnP7KCQHVkV7vVmlUFaGqLvOj0jNGJBchejiw0tcelth7fGxYBFE3tSBBFN1XKRRcFaPkkUJfwT1HUw-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OdDxq-2Fx3YYlurqlJu8GVz-2FZUmn2v8xhDmDqz55-2F6XRFde3uzkahaXIKYcRUQppVAxZdQf9VRl1CPvVq2Ar1weL1Rz-2Fi9Owz0cXGx5tEqDcIzvovG5zsAi2WbY8qwx6aadyFz9U0UbAd8z7ScpsdPIiw-3D-3D)), when installed you can sign up with your new OSM account. (Guide if you want to get ahead (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTtz0fOvv7Oqybu4rAWXYOVvnklIUljMSPne-2FJuHMWOLulEk-2B9rEV1PkSPKPj00ycSoE0Zo0kpIrf4f-2FR90VRPZyz08U4HFyWBQG4ryooQx1WlyZoOrVwYb9sK0oSOtrUn4w-3D-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OBdljcWaiT4Bm-2BxvuK62XXgXylWn8XiWk3UFk-2B5k2v8cYGy1PiU8d3V-2BL36rHyjaNKjQNITffhxLVfrwIo45rdZ-2F6QDDaDm7WwLaZHIIP4zxokr524fSvLFZqm0DXi2i3KfVcpwzTS8vYdNdAm7TUjw-3D-3D))

• Maps.me (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=dFUbVO7Oo1alrP-2FP1Sl98WHFFjs-2BPlBjg3Y35XrQor4-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OjPk9sa2C5Q5Vk3kqB-2BXViXqoe1brPfQPXoxbj26qKkCQVNWavOTJRA5ht60koEO1mdNBSMUjkAfQXx6ojY4i56IlgwEMqlRWx4yL96ecq4fgSWIGiZI7yTDWakOGyRpyLRPOQFjBbqD7JeCPnRO-2F1A-3D-3D) OSM map for adding Points of Interests (iOS (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=dFUbVO7Oo1alrP-2FP1Sl98ZJMHEevR-2Bx25MVJ11Bq5VYEmin701JaKHCYClYi9qCJ_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7O3Njx2kRENg5Pze-2F8wcb5h6GEZQEqbet11HUEj0p775mZagl2qx5Nn4J6y9GE81w2E-2BzeyFqMhFKBlcPJ1hOd9c5cieBT9l4hj2pSdnYREDXKFra-2FTbX-2Fb107EFBnU2Oy656-2BXB07E-2BhykNld8olSwA-3D-3D), Android (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=dFUbVO7Oo1alrP-2FP1Sl98UEhvZ5WzsHvf9S03Nyt3OUaI8-2F6-2FkXZuGza30zWvkdw_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OdzDdFiYASdVs95UIwAWWA9is9WcvZKRV4W0qfs43Ujr-2BKn5fr7TatSn-2FnsaGJm99Kn1N-2FcsP8RkQ9-2FAF6Zs4-2B3rR3Y9UMNDnB-2FhlXFZlThhNV9-2Fu9s7L-2BX6f-2B-2FURURCOxgnoZf7xFhYiC4vbSCZKwPqwNG6g87UgJVXh2Eu5D7w-3D)). When installed, please load up the app for it to download the map data for Los Angeles. (Note this data file is about 100mb, it's recommended to download using WIFI)

• GPX Tracker, It's an app that tracks your path using your phones GPS. You can add points of interest along your path and upload them to OpenStreetMap. Why is OSM using GPS traces? (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=XTL-2BADyqX-2FD82kkVyMmL1fTR67Bn6OD2QZM71gowtTjldGk0wCr8pnJr5g6bksu11NyE1lYfFgTbqVsiZ8Yr7w-3D-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OatU2x-2FisU8u3NKxtmmOd87gTKco9ECkfV2RD2rLdf4k5gKlAf-2BwIy83ppJsCkcsufT7M-2BoF2VrN1PuuR2azXdGSFx5VvMsz-2FnCAIF-2FnUAHoRRhjnD1m-2FIVlG4k6qoDNhH8nwoD-2F3k5lK-2FTUIdv0ADv5w8TxTnk4vLGHphlOIWuw-3D)

• OSMTracker for Android (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt2CFID0NgnP7KCQHVkV7vVmlUFaGqLvOj0jNGJBchejiLgg3VtnGLtOJmehPX3FUIj0QVbrs7j7RhuzPlx8JFfz04FhWYhXEM7uJbXbuTATF_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7O7USWhJaqJv9VCAHRW-2BWI8i5iu4sMQWFi4o0Tm4dn-2FYHmYPZTz0lnK0OS2iBAMnbaRCb7QjO-2FHWOT3Wab1YJC0K1CdcJIKy5dPyo3dgwE1t2mtYr-2FFIYtzwXW74IGmWxwXnr-2F95kkAf8BgkWfuNUPceGqmXx-2FijLDLFxwiK14CwE-3D) - Wiki for more info (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=XTL-2BADyqX-2FD82kkVyMmL1fTR67Bn6OD2QZM71gowtTiUDvrsxz5d8M9bXgPgeyGbhG5tH9IjPajmTr-2BHb7Cw-2BQ-3D-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OtZ7sjjJb1KGg7G3DDXKikjd2cw1DvkdroiU7ksdYVpgxB8wcTZ5j7xW4KsAS5Bs63Xv-2BAYqGOsIpd-2BbJvRUWVfXVH-2FMfNgaLyKTxZ3oLwqmE8b9Wh03fBt9K9K9RbIXHYnDlGrrn-2BdKMRp0HSSuagBZj5GnS1Tp62hQZqG-2BkpIw-3D)

• OpenGPXTracker for iOS (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt1X6OM6MVQ1-2FXEgvmzNpt4r2DQOPQdZGRPPg8CwUBW9Jz-2FDWMpIYuzVFVedauY8HRIb0UdeWFXXOPjU7Ou-2FwWgo-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7O-2Fyblh3tgVlD5L6Hhmz78TrYWUwKMPoqnbnS1kQHCO2WfERT-2BMivYt74cws4S2VJre7rShuPU1uVNuGVLwZzn6CLfCRvLHdF0mX8F0H-2FzSyiAB3iBNneJttaj-2F5xqmLth0-2FiLCSFTzTuz7bh-2BQDIK7P-2Brf7dhPeJMzU8k94lXAoI-3D) - Wiki for more info (http://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=XTL-2BADyqX-2FD82kkVyMmL1fTR67Bn6OD2QZM71gowtTg3ExZhbg0-2F7cmWIyreQMN3jLX5pXnjoIxHco7aj-2F2uLQ-3D-3D_pHiI-2BN-2FsdPmp3VpYZrS7WTFsvjhBetM6zQi247sqfSxM2vmgygDbEr5qQ800pW7OkKfhhoe5TBtmE-2BjVwRwQn4PttEndl-2BGQpded401wFdETAE7p-2FSyzS-2FIAyEQXw6JmY3V5HJNW0WHD8-2FbfA8FgH9I2dxBo9DHSprcTo3GxXTjgXFp6847eW8RQZkh2j7vDz6Aufnwvx1ejqYBLu-2BjVawvUdALBuqBtLhiRJAOckYg-3D)

What if I want to map with no smart phones?

There's an amazing tool called Field Papers (http://fieldpapers.org/?locale=en)! Where you can print an area, write on it and upload it back for adding it to OpenStreetMap!

What if I have little ones (kids)?

Bring them along! Ride the bus and do a scavenger hunt searching for bus benches and bus signs.

We will hold a quick training session before we venture out, see you there!

ABOUT MAPTIME:

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 and for 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?