Digital Capital Week (http://www.digitalcapitalweek.org/) starts this weekend, and runs all next week, featuring numerous tech events in Washington DC. There also are a number of projects going on during DCWEEK, including one to map shops and other POIs in DC.
We are taking this as an opportunity to focus on neighborhoods that are not well-mapped yet. This includes the up-and-coming area around H St NE. On Sunday, we will meet from 11am - 3:30 pm at the H St Pop-up Lab (Library kiosk) at 1300 H St NE and do some mapping around there.
During next week, if there is interest, people could get together in the evening and do mapping in other neighborhoods that are not so well mapped (e.g. Capitol Hill, U St / Logan Circle).
With the data, we would like to create a custom map that highlights shops and other places in DC.
After DCWEEK, there still will be plenty left to map around DC, but we hope to make a noticeable improvement on Sunday and next week and increase interest in OpenStreetMap.
Details are on the DCWEEK wiki, as well as sign-up: http://bit.ly/cYq4Xz