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My first OSM meeting

Posted by chtfn on 16 December 2013 in English (English)

I organised yesterday my first OSM meeting, at the Brisbane Square Library of Queensland. Because of a lack of advertisement and the difficulty to access the library after hours, I ended up giving my presentation to a crowd of two attendees: my wife and a good friend. It was ok because it was my first try and it was a good way to give my presentation a go and get some feedback. My very good "students" got to do a tiny survey of the Brisbane Square and add a few POIs together, and this brings two new users to OSM! We'll see if they end up coming back to contribute to the project a bit more ;)

Here is my presentation, for anyone curious or needing ideas for their own. Feedback would be very welcome!

Hopefully I can organise more meetings / mapping parties around Brisbane; I got a few responses from contributors who would have loved to join but could not make it, which is a great sign!

Another on of my projects will be to reorganise the big mess in the Brisbane events on the wiki - it gets very confusing.

Location: Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia

Comment from Hawkeye on 17 December 2013 at 19:30

Sounds much like my first meeting. Keep up the good work - sure you'll be surprised by the number of people who turn up next time.

I messaged active uses in my area using http://www.itoworld.com/static/ito_tools.html 'OSM Mapper'

Also contacted local hack lab and linux users group.

Anyway, nice presentation.

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Comment from seav on 17 December 2013 at 20:21

Do you know about the talk-au mailing list? https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-au

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Comment from chtfn on 18 December 2013 at 00:37

Great, thank you for the tips guys! I added my name to the list, I did not know about it. I think I subscribed to the ITO tools a while ago but was confused about what services where available for free. I'll give it another go!

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