Free maps are coming to Maidstone. Are you a cyclist who's getting tired of the same old rides? Are you a Geographer, surveyor or planner who wants to find out more about where the maps you use come from? Have you ever wondered why maps for your Tom-Tom are so expensive, or why that new housing development doesn't appear on the map?
Find out answers to all these questions, meet others who share you interest in maps and play your part in the mapping revolution! OpenStreetMap is comming to Maidstone.
OpenStreetMap is a global initiative with other 70,000 members dedicated to creating free maps for anyone to use and share. Every day, OpenStreetMappers just like you are cycling, walking and driving the roads, cycleways and footpaths of the world creating high quality maps that can be used by anyone for anything - just like this one - http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.2804&lon=0.525&zoom=14&layers=B000FTF
At 10am on the 8th of November, OSMers will be meeting at Yum Yum's Deli Cafe on Rose Lane, Maidstone to plan their weekends mapping activities. You are invited to join the OSMers in their mapping activities and help create a free map of Maidstone. No previous experience of mapping is provided and no equipment is needed - just bring some warm clothes, a pen and notepad and we'll provide training and GPS units.
For more info, please call Nick on 02031760158 or 07835054292 or email [email protected].
Official Website: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Maidstone_Micro_Mapping_Party
Added by Nick_b on November 2, 2008