Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Mapping Party?


Mapping Party? I came across the term when I was browsing through Yep Sport. It turns out there is something called an Open Street Map:

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.

A Mapping Party turns out to be a meeting where a bunch of people get together and do some fieldchecking and then update the Open Street Map. They also have mini mapping parties:

Everyone should meet at the designated meeting place. Have coffee and plan who will go where.
IMPORTANT: Exchange phone numbers.
Go surveying. It should be possible to cover the whole area by bike within two or three hours. Coordinate by phone as necessary.
While surveying, identify a suitable pub for lunch and for pub/restaurant/accommodation for the evening.
When all surveying is complete, and not before, rendez-vous at the pub.
Have lunch and spend the afternoon uploading and editing.
On completion retire to the selected evening venue.

It sounds fun.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 9:17 PM


I've been thinking about this for orienteering mapping here in sweden because it's so much copyright here and copyright there. I just want all to be in the public domain so that everyone can update maps that are getting old without hustle..

Oh I'm so tired of cheap clubs
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