Are you interested in learning more about maps, map making, and new community mapping trends? If so, stop by out mapping party! Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is a global, open source map that can be contributed, edited and used by anyone anywhere. It could be considered a wikipedia of maps. You can learn more about OpenStreetMap, and the amazing mapping projects being carried out, here: wiki.openstreetmap.org
Mapping parties are social events where experienced and new mappers can meet to share and learn more about the project. The event is open to everyone, from open source enthusiasts, cyclists, GIS professionals, geocachers, and beyond.
GPS units available for attendees to use throughout the day. The first hour will be dedicated to introducing OSM and learning how to use the GPS units. The second and third hour will be time for mapping (by foots, car or bike), and the last two hours will be focused on using the OSM editors. Feel free to attend for the entire day (or the whole weekend) or stop by for one of the mini-tutorials.
Location, Transportation and Parking:
East Bay Cohousing's clubhouse is an office in downtown Berkeley, on MLK between Center and Addison, across from the police station, 2 blocks from BART, near stops for AC Transit's 15, 51, 1, 43, 40, Transby F, and many other bus lines. The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible facilities. Note that an officemate has a dog there during the week, so there may be allergens present. Onstreet parking is metered on Saturday; do not use the lot out front as you will be towed.
Official Website: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Berkeley_Mapping_Party_Feb2009
Added by Sarah M on February 4, 2009