Come to sunny Leeds this weekend for a awsome mapping adventure, where we try to map all of Leeds. Then go for beer and curry.
The Dutch Statistics department calculated that there is 141,251 km of road in the Netherlands. In the OSM database 6,833 km are accounted for. That is almost 5%!
From the big cities, the following is done:
1. The Hague: 545 km
2. Amsterdam: 403 km
3. Utrecht: 313 km
Rotterdam is almost white space. It needs another 2,100 km! You can help this weekend!
The top 10:
1. Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten 46.8%
2. Heiloo 45.8%
3. ‘s-Gravenhage 43.5%
4. Leidschendam-Voorburg 38.8%
5. Schermer 32.9%
6. Delft 29.2%
7. Utrecht 27.0%
8. Boxtel 26.8%
9. Waterland 24.4%
10. Bussum 23.9%
We are almost done in Bennebroek: only 21 km to do! (of a total of 21 km).
Right now it’s Saturday morning and we’re making a quick mind map of people and interests.
More as the weekend continues… I didn’t get round to updating this what with lack of connectivity these past few days so have a look at the results page
Check out the results of the recent Karlsruhe party.
The Dutch branch of OpenStreetMap received a grant of 12.000 euro! The goal is to organise ten mapping parties in the coming nine months. Focus will be on mapping Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague and – most importantly – to get the community jump started in the Netherlands.
Come along to Pathways of desire, a mapping weekend in south London this weekend. As well as the usual mapping and beer will be mapping of so-called elephant trails – the paths made on open land where no ‘real’ paths exist.
The Bristol mapping party was a week ago now, and we collected some great data:
We were at the Watershed and had about 40 people turn up in all. We almost ran out of GPS units despite the rain, and some good social events happened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Laurence and I did an interview you can here here with the local radio station. All in all a good weekend!
Thanks very much to all who helped.
Now’s the time to submit your papers for The State of the Map 2007. If you’ve been planning your talk, workshop or poster session and are ready to submit, click here. If you need some more inspiration, take a look at the submisions page of the State of the Map site. This is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend, we’re looking forward to receiving you submissions.
It’s a big blank patch right now but Mikel’s on the case
Thanks to a lot of hard work from all involved, we have a conference web site up over here. Please spread the word! This will serve as a base for info for the upcoming event:
- The State of the Map – First openstreetmap international conference
- Manchester, England
- 14-15 July 2007
There’s a Call for proposals up. Got something to speak about? We’re interested in a broad range of topics:
- Freeing Up Access to Geodata – The political, commercial and opensource implications of open Geodata
- Redrawing the Map the OSM Way – GPS, surveying, data editing methods and additional sources of base data.
- New Uses For A New Style of Geodata – A look at new and existing uses for OSM data.
- Cartography 2017 - where are we headed?
- Building Blocks for Collaborative Mapping – Data storage, processing, scalability and delivery in a wiki-like environment.
It doesn’t have to be exclusively about openstreetmap – feel free to suggest mini-talks, talks, BOF sessions, posters and more. Oh, and it wouldn’t be an openstreetmap conference without mapping all of the city either, would it?