OpenStreetMap

This is a volunteer event that will take place at Toowong Library from 09:00 - 13:00 on Sunday 4th of March.

Schedule:

We’ll be mapping throughout the afternoon, in addition to:

09:00: Registration & set-up

09:15: Introduction to OpenStreetMap and the Missing Maps project

09:30: OpenStreetMap/Missing Maps Training

10:00: Snack break (snacks provided!)

10:30: Mapping

11:30: Lunch break

13:00: Wrap-up and farewell

What is it?

The aim of the Missing Maps Project is to map the most crisis-prone parts of the developing world. With your help we can directly improve the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable people. Both beginners and experienced mappers are welcome to join this mapathon, please choose your ticket according to your level of mapping skills.

Where will we be mapping?

We will be mapping high priority tasks from the HOT Tasking Manager.

What do I need?

Just a laptop (please bring your own with you), a mouse and enthusiasm (mouse isn’t absolutely necessary but makes the mapping A LOT faster).

Where is it?

We’re very kindly hosted by the Toowong Library, located in Toowong Village Shopping Centre at 9 Sherwood Rd, Toowong, or http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/529373044 in OpenStreetMap.

Location: Toowong, Brisbane City, Queensland, 4066, Australia

Comment from GOwin on 15 February 2018 at 01:35

Cool event! Good luck.

I’m curious about the part about OpenStreetMap training, and what topics are covered. We hold our own outreach programs, but barely cover the basics in a 2-hour training session.

Comment from nuklearelement on 15 February 2018 at 02:42

@GOwin Likely creating buildings and basic use of iD. Since iD can be picked up very fast and since HOT only usually asks for buildings, this is the main thing I want to go over.

I will be there helping all of the day, so nothing should be impossible/too hard!


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