June 19th, 2009

Get to geogeeking with OpenStreetMap this weekend

Get to geogeeking with OpenStreetMap this weekend

Portland has always had an interesting geolocation contingent here in town—with companies like Platial, gatherings like WhereCampPDX, and mobile apps like Ice Condor. So what better town to help with the OpenStreetMap project?

No better place, my friend.

That’s why the OpenStreetMap folks will be hosting two events this weekend.

Saturday, they’ll be holding a mapping party at Multnomah Central Library, beginning at 11 AM. What’s a mapping party, you ask?

Mapping Parties are outdoor experiences for the whole family that let you explore the great outdoors like never before. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced mappers who will be on hand all day to answer all of your questions. Call in for quick introduction or stay for the whole day – the choice is yours!

Can’t make Saturday? Don’t worry. There’s a hike through Forest Park on Sunday.

Sunday: 9am- 2pm We’ll be hiking in the beautiful Forest Park just north of Downtown Portland! Come get some fresh air, meet new people and put the trails of Forest Park on the Map.

9am: Meet at Trailhead– NW 29th Ave & Upshur St to Newberry Rd and a short Introduction to OpenStreetMap

9:30am- 12:30pm: Mapping time (walking/biking/driving)

12:30- 1pm meet back up at trailhead!!

1pm-2pm: Upload and Edit Map Data

If you own a GPS or laptop computer, please bring it along. If not, we will have GPS units to loan.

For more information, check the Portland OpenStreetMap mapping party.

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