Wednesday, October 8, 2008

OpenStreetMap mapping party in Denver

Just a quick note to say that there will be a mapping party in Denver the weekend of October 18-19, following on from the first one we had back in July. Richard Weait from Cloudmade will be here to coordinate things, and I'll be hosting it at my loft in downtown Denver, as I did last time. I think we'll be starting at 1pm each day, and migrating to the Wynkoop Brewing Company downstairs at around 5pm.

If you haven't been to a mapping party before (or if you have!) I encourage you to come along. Last time we had a decent turnout, about 5 or 6 people each day, and we made some good progress on mapping downtown Denver.

OpenStreetMap in downtown Denver

The screen shot above shows some details that you won't find in Google or Microsoft maps of Denver, including various footpaths and the light rail line. Click here for a live link. I hope we will finish up a pretty complete map of the downtown area at this level of detail over that weekend. And of course if you have other interests like cycle paths, etc, you are free to work on whatever you like! If you have any questions let me know. More information will be posted at Upcoming shortly.

2 comments:

Stephane said...

Peter,

About the openstreetmap initiative, I would appreciate to know what you think about it?

- Because it is based on volunteers, it may appear that only main cities will be described? It may take ages to have a detailed enought map of the world?
- We are never about the quality and accuracy of data? Before using an information, it is important to know that it is up to date.

For the previous points, maps and data that are bought are supposed to be correct.

Thanks

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