Last December we had a hack weekend in London, thanks to AOL UK/MapQuest (my employer) for donating meeting space in their offices and food. About 20 people turned up and did some awesome stuff and we, at the Engineering Working Group, thought you might be interested in what went on and perhaps running your own event.
OSMers hacking away at the Hack Weekend in London, December 2013. Thanks to SK53_OSM via flickr for this photo under CC-BY-SA 2.0.
Just one day more for early bird registration for OpenStreetMap’s second international conference in Limerick, Ireland on the weekend of 12-13 July 2008. Drop everything and go to registration.
If you need some general travel orientation, there’s a SOTM 2008 travel page.
Limerick is 25 km from Eire’s Shannon International Airport and it is a 30-minute journey to Limerick by connecting bus running every hour (timetable) throughout the day. If you are coming in from Shannon, Dublin or Cork airports and want or can offer a ride see our ride-sharing page.
The main venue has accommodation available for our special rate of ‚¬70 single and ‚¬100 for double/twin per night including breakfast – email email@example.com and quote “Open Street Map” – or here are some lower cost options nearby. This
WikiTravel WikiVoyage link also has more on bus, train and car hire plus other accommodation options and what to see.
The venue itself is The Kilmurry Lodge to the east of the town centre [map].
A great opportunity to meet your fellow mappers from all over the world.
See you there.
Head over the State of the Map 2008 site to register for this year’s OpenStreetMap conference – sign-up before the 6th May to get an early bird discount.
The State of the Map 2008 international OpenStreetMap conference website and blog is now live and the call for participation/papers has gone out. Speaker slots are limited and like last year are bound to fill up quickly, so send us your abstracts!
The conference is being held at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Limerick, Republic of Ireland on 12th and 13th July 2008.
As my fake self points out, the OSM Christmas Party is on Friday evening. On the weekend there are mapping parties in Medway and Newcastle.
July 12th-13th, 2008. Put that date in your diaries for next year’s State of the Map conference. The location? Well, that’s where you can help.
The OSMF has not yet settled on a location. It doesn’t have to be in the UK again – but it could be. It doesn’t have to be ‘terra incognita’ for OSM (not much mapping was done at Manchester) – but, again, it could be. But here’s what it does need to have:
Enthusiastic local OSMers who can help organise it, and who have good contacts with potential venue. Manchester worked so well because there were people on the ground prepared to put the hours in.
Good transport links. We want to encourage at least as good a turn- out as this year, hopefully better.
A site equally suitable for learning, discussing and socialising.
A technology-aware venue – obviously, we need projectors, Internet connectivity, etc.
Like everything else in OSM, this is a call for volunteers – but the OpenStreetMap Foundation will, of course, pay reasonable expenses involved in arranging the venue. If you’re prepared to help OSM by putting the time in, you won’t be out of pocket.
SOTM 2008 on the OSM wiki | SOTM 2007 website
SOTM 2007 was a huge success. Let’s make 2008 better still.
Check out Tim Waters (chippy) animations of GPS traces during the recent Leeds mapping party:
By the end of the first day of mapping in Victoria, Canada, we’ve covered a fair swath of the city:
There’s more to come tomorrow, and Monday, so come along and join in the mapping fun.
by Nick Black
OpenStreetMap is coming to Victoria, Canada. There’s going to be a load of OSM related activities in the city that boasts Canada’s mildest winter temperatures.
So if you are in the area, come along and join in the mapping fun. The usual stuff applies – its open to anyone, we have GPS units, its fun, sign up here