[OSGeo-Boston] OpenStreetMap Mapping Party, This weekend

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Fri Feb 13 17:25:33 EST 2009

A reminder that an OpenStreetMap Mapping party is taking place *this
weekend* in Somerville. 

The OpenStreetMap project is having a Mapping Party, hosted in
Somerville, MA on February 14th and 15th. Each day we'll be going from
around 11/11:30 to 4. Look for the guys standing around the Big Map[1] to
find us.

>From the OpenStreetMap website:

"OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by
people like you. OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use
geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth." In
Boston, it includes roads, buildings, and more."

Streets aren't the only thing that OpenStreetMap does -- whether your
interest is green space, walkways, or bike paths, OpenStreetMap may be
the project for you. Help put your house on the map -- or make sure that
road that's closed for construction is marked, long before Google Maps
finds out about it.

OpenStreetMap data is licensed under a Creative Commons license --
meaning that you can re-use the data for whatever you like, something
that other mapping providers don't do. That means that if you've got an
idea for a map, you can create it. Whether it's the local Davis Square
hotspots, putting together a map of neighborhood house forclosures, or
simply creating a map of a nice walking path you take on the way to
work, with OpenStreetMap, if you can imagine the map, you can make it

If you're interested in learning more about OpenStreetMap, and getting
involved in helping to keep a free map of the world available, starting
with your neighborhood, join us at theBloc 11 Cafe[2] in Somerville on Feb
14th and 15th. More information is available on the OpenStreetMap
Boston[3] wiki page.

[1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/crschmidt/3274048625/
[2] http://openstreetmap.org/?mlat=42.38084&mlon=-71.09653&zoom=17&layers=B
[3] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Boston#Mapping_Party

Best Regards,
Christopher Schmidt

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