Mapping Baker St TONIGHT, and other summer events

Posted by Harry Wood on 14 May 2014 in English (English)

My #geomob hangover has barely cleared up, and already it’s time for a London Mapping evening. Should be a lovely sunny evening too!

We’re not really settling into a routine yet this summer, which is not necessarily a bad thing. My first summer mapping session was organised by somebody else (which makes a very pleasant change!) I already described the Olympic park mapping session in my last post. Check out my fast-farward JOSM video if you didn’t already. The last event was a humanitarian thing. I won’t go into details because you can read my HOT blog post all about it. Suffice to say it was definately a bit different, and pretty awesome. I also did an ODI blog post which talks about Open Data in Africa in general. Thanks to the ODI for… PIZZA!

It’s become apparent that a big bunch of OSMLondon people are booking places to be at SOTM-EU in Karlsruhe. So that’s going to be an awesome event. Sadly I won’t make it myself.

But speaking of big conferences, Wikimania is coming to London this year. I’m quite excited about that, but it’s making the August schedule look a bit hectic. The OpenStreetMap birthday party is listed as “fringe” event of the conference. And I’m currently pencilling in the week before that for my birthday BBQ in my back garden.

wikimania SOTM EU


But TONIGHT is a relatively normal OpenStreetMap Mapping evening, by which I mean it’s one of the alternating pub meet-ups / mapping evenings. I’ve done the thing of suggesting a mapping demonstration for anyone who is interested. This will go ahead, since I have one person expressing an interest. That’s all it takes! But obviously having a few more people walk around with us would be good. So if you’re in London and wanting to learn about OpenStreetMap, or know somebody who fits that description…

Get on board with tonight’s mapping action!

Comment from Richard on 15 May 2014 at 12:04

Surely Wikimania should be considered a fringe event of the much more important OSM 10th Birthday party!

Comment from freyfogle on 15 May 2014 at 15:18

re: wikimania

I live in the Barbican, and know the area well, though unfortunately won’t be there during the conference. I can recommend the Artillery Arms a few streets away (near Bunhill Fields) as place for an OSM pub meetup

Comment from Harry Wood on 15 May 2014 at 17:24

Oh yeah. My workmate Martin Gogov (joined recently) was telling me that’s a good pub too. We walked past on our way for lunch on whitecross street. Trouble is it looks a bit small. The OSM birthday party usually attracts a good crowd (~15 to 20 people) plus a few people drifting over from the little fringe event wikimania :-) . D’you think we’d fit in the Artillery Arms? Maybe we should go there in two weeks time, as a recce mission!

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