Contributing to OpenStreetMap is a collaborative activity. We each
submit data knowing that our personal data becomes our collective
data. At times we hope that our contributions will be seen as
acceptable and good enough. At other times we hope that other mappers
will help us refine and improve our contributions. As much as
OpenStreetMap is a group project, often we each make our contributions
This isn’t always the case. We have Mapping Parties and Stammtisch and
meetups and various social tools to contact and connect with other
The Project of the Week is to meet another mapper in some way.
Some of us prefer to meet virtually. Others like to meet face to face.
Still others like to organize and facilitate. Participate in a way
that you feel comfortable. When meeting people in person for the first
time, take reasonable precautions.
You’ll find suggestions for meeting other mappers on the Project of
the Week wiki page:
This is your Project of the Week. Make suggestions. Inspire other
mappers. What is it about contributing to OpenStreetMap that
interests you? Postboxes? Bowing alleys? Share your OpenStreetMap
obession by contributing a Project of the Week.
Hey!? What’s going on? Is it the weekend already?
No, it isn’t the weekend already. Project of the Week has moved to
mid-week based on user feedback. Stay tuned also for the first
Project of the Month. It will be announced next Wednesday.
Mapping party photo by Russ Nelson
Wow! That’s a great photo! I’ll bet it was taken from the second floor of the <a href="http://www.jccsf.org/">Jewish Community Center of San Francisco</a> during <a href="http://openstreetmap.org/users/Sarah M">Sarah Manley</a>’s extremely well-attended mapping party last year.