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Event Notes - Mini Mapping party at Kanchipuram

Posted by Shrini on 26 December 2017 in English (English)

I went to my home town Kanchipuram, India for Christmas holidays. We had a good active Linux Users Group called KanchiLUG there few years ago. We still have few members there doing nice works there.

Decided to have a mini mapping party at kanchipuram on Dec 25, 2017. sent a mail to our mailing list and asked people to join the party. https://www.freelists.org/post/kanchilug/OpenStreetsMaps-Mapping-Party-Dec-25-101

We had one volunteer replied. T. Dhanasekar. We met on dec 25 10 am. Created an account for him in openstreetmaps.

We both dont use smartphone. I borrowed my wife Nithya's phone. He did not get any. I dont have a motor bike there. I already took his bike. Hence, we decided to roam around the city together and add interesting places to OSM.

I explained maps.me app and how to add POI. We found many schools, temples, shops, clinics etc and added them. For few POI's, we did not find suitable types in maps.me

Will ask the maps.me team to add more types.

In 2 hours, we added 75 places. There are still tons of places to add at Kanchipuram. We will add them in upcoming days.

Location: Thirumetrali Street, Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, 631501, India

Comment from Chetan_Gowda on 26 December 2017 at 19:45

Great to know that you have collected 75 mapping features. You can also capture important roads, shops, monuments or places using Mapillary. Anyone who has smartphones with a GPS can contribute to it. For more information on how it works, check here, https://help.mapillary.com/ and also you can check the coverage in Kanchipuram https://www.mapillary.com/app/?lat=13.090207091725219&lng=78.04181348830025&z=6.017466974605417

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