wiki:MappingParty

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Publicity

  • to local mailing lists
  • to libraries
  • to county govs
  • to city govs
  • to anyone who made a change in the area recently
  • to people who have made lots of changes over time
  • tell osm.us
  • dcist
  • hacdc
  • http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Recruitment_Poster
  • give dozens of flyers to a few people for them to pass out
  • great activity for parents and children
  • editors of wikipedia page for that city
  • build a poster
  • WAMU
  • WETA
  • library
  • create wiki page (copy template)
  • print paper flyers

One Week Before

  • Aerial mapping
    • parking lots, number of spaces
    • buildings
  • rent GPS units
  • take the "before" snapshots
  • MapCraft?
  • aerial mapping
  • build walkable and ridable routes
  • tell people what to bring
  • tell people to bike there
  • ask people to create accounts
  • tell people what to look for when they get there, osm flag
  • tell some people to park x distance away and map on their way in
  • contact the venue about crowds

Day Before

  • print walking papers
  • download OSM for JOSM offline use
  • charge batteries

Day Of

  • safety first
  • set GPS units to trace
  • trace a new track
  • teach way points
  • no laptops needed for part 1
  • intro to OSM - 30 minute presentation
  • socialize
  • explain today's survey
  • how gps helps, but is not needed
  • calibrate steps
  • pair up
  • assign people to routes
  • survey
  • get laptops for part 2
  • share wifi password
  • get gps data
    • viking
    • gpsprune
    • (gpsbabel)
    • upload
  • ask for donations (Capitol Fund)
  • 3 way street mapping technique

Things to bring

  • water bottle
  • sunblock, hat
  • laptop
  • power cable
  • mouse
  • gps unit
  • phone + gps app
  • pad of paper with hard back
  • pencil
  • camera

After

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