Fwd: [baltolug] OpenStreetMap mapping party in Baltimore
chuckfrain at pobox.com
Thu Feb 26 21:32:44 GMT 2009
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From: Russ Nelson <russ at cloudmade.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [baltolug] OpenStreetMap mapping party in Baltimore
To: Baltolug at baltinet.com
Alas, I had to cancel the meeting because not enough people RSVPed. If you
are interested in OpenStreetmap, but didn't RSVP, well, I'm planning to hold
a mapping party the first weekend in April. Any chance I could give a
presentation on Open Data and OpenStreetMap to a baltolug meeting that week?
On Feb 22, 2009, at 8:46 PM, Russ Nelson wrote:
Hi. I'm flying in to Baltimore next weekend to host an OpenStreetMap
> mapping party. It's being held from 10a.m. to 4p.m. at Red Emmas on both
> Saturday and Sunday. I have a set of GPS receivers to loan out to people,
> and I'll teach all skills needed to improve the map of Baltimore.
> Why? Because all the existing maps are closed, expensive, and out of date.
> Because this open street map is free, open, and as current as you want it
> to be. Because if you want to write a mapping program, or present your data
> against a map, you have no good starting point. Let's fix that.
> OpenStreetMap is a database of geospatial information, licensed under the
> CC-BY-SA license, and is managed by a UK non-profit foundation (I'll let you
> guess the name.) (hint: it's not "OpenStreetMap Rumbottom").
> More information about OpenStreetMap: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/
> More information about this mapping party:
> Hope to see you there; if you have any questions, send email, or call my
> call: 315-323-1241. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who
> loves maps.
> Russ Nelson - http://community.cloudmade.com/blog -
> russ at cloudmade.com - http://openstreetmap.org/user/RussNelson
Russ Nelson - http://community.cloudmade.com/blog -
russ at cloudmade.com - http://openstreetmap.org/user/RussNelson
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