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
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.
Also coming up are parties in Victoria, Canada, East Hampshire, VÃ¤sterÃ¥s, Sweden and Sheffield!
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).
Lots of developers at the linuxhotel in Essen, Germany for the developer weekend.
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.
Last week was the first try-out party. With a group of 10 people we started with the centre of Amsterdam. Check out the results:
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.