Map the Delmar Loop Together! (Fall 2014 OpenStreetMap Mapathon)

Hosted by OpenSTL

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The Delmar Loop has been named one of the 10 Great Streets in America - and is home to retail, restaurants, live music venues, art galleries, and the St. Louis Walk of Fame - but you wouldn't know it from looking at the map of the Delmar Loop in OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/[masked]/[masked]). Come help us fix that!

OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/about) is the most comprehensive open, world-wide, crowd-sourced map. It's built by people like you who care about adding their local knowledge to collaboratively create a community map of the world. The map data from OpenStreetMap is free and open and is used to power hundreds of web sites and mobile apps.

At the Delmar Loop mapathon, you'll have a choice of editing on your own laptop using the iD editor (http://ideditor.com/), using your smartphone to do fieldwork with an app such as Pushpin OSM (http://pushpinosm.org/), or hand-writing information using Field Papers (http://fieldpapers.org/) maps that we'll provide for you.

Beginners are absolutely welcome - we'll have you mapping in no time! Come map what is important to YOU about the Delmar Loop and add your voice on OpenStreetMap.

PS: We'll meet at Meshuggah - they have great coffee and free wifi and they are centrally located in the Loop. Dress warm so you can walk up and down Delmar to map!

PPS: If you'd like to help us plan a mapathon in your neighborhood, leave a comment and let us know!