MappingDC’s First Meeting this Thursday

This Thursday at 7pm MappingDC will be meeting at HacDC for its first event.

MappingDC is a new group dedicated to creating an accurate, up to date, free map of Washington, DC and the surrounding areas. We’ll be using OpenStreetMap as a platform and trying to forge partnerships with community groups in order to achieve our goal.

This first meeting will be a kickoff event/planning meeting. We’ll go over the objectives, the technologies we’ll be using and then try to plan our next moves. Join the MappingDC list at: http://groups.google.com/group/mappingdc and join us!

What: MappingDC Kickoff Meeting

When: 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd 2009

Where: HacDC Main Space, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

OpenStreetMap Mapping Party June 20th, all day

Want to make fun GPS toys, but need a base map? Don’t like Google Maps’
terms and conditions? Come learn about OpenStreetMap, a free and open map
of the world editable like a wiki.

When: June 20th, from 9am to 5pm
Where: HacDC, in the Auditorium and Main Space

This is an all day event at HacDC. At this event you will learn about OpenStreetMap, learn how to use the software to edit the existing map and have the opportunity to help the project by contributing your own data to it.

Instruction will be ongoing throughout the day as well as opportunity to learn from experienced members of the project on how to contribute and use existing mapping data.