This is a meetup group for those in the Phoenix area who like maps, GIS, OpenStreetMap, cartography and anything in between. You can follow us on twitter at @phxgeo where we have discussion and post announcements between meetups.
Join us the morning of January 29th to help extend the Papago Park saguaro map and learn about this unique plant population that is central to our community. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is required.
Please contact Veronica Nixon if you would like to help organize the event this year (choose location, make event planning maps, debug the mobile GIS app, present results, etc.)
Event details will be shared in January, but here is a little background on this event.
The 'map' is actually several GIS datasets independently maintained by the various cities and organizations that share the park and PHXGeo has volunteered its GIS expertise in past years for Desert Botanical Garden, City of Phoenix, and City of Tempe.
By supporting the saguaro mapping efforts of each of the cities and organizations in Papago Park, we hope to create a resource to help better understand this plant population that is quintessential to Arizona and central to our community.