Join us for the January Central Texas Mapathon to contribute to OpenStreetMap. This event occurs every last Sunday monthly.
meet to map on OpenStreetMap, an opensource community using aerial
imagery. Our topic for the month will be based on need. We will evaluate
what is needed in the community prior to the event.
is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data
about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over
Local Knowledge - OpenStreetMap emphasizes local
knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech
field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date.
Driven - OpenStreetMap's community is diverse, passionate, and growing
every day. Our contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS
professionals, engineers running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping
disaster-affected areas, and many more.
Open Data - OpenStreetMap
is open data: you are free to use it for any purpose as long as you
credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or build upon
the data in certain ways, you may distribute the result only under the
What to expect:
After getting you connected to
the OpenStreetMap community, if you don't already have an account, we
will work on examples together. Volunteers will be available for
Laptops are available but bringing your own laptop is recommended.
Street parking is free on Sunday. Parking on University Ave., 18th St. and Colorado St. is suggested.
PDF Visitor's Parking Map:https://parking.utexas.edu/maps/visitors
Interactive Parking Map:https://parking.utexas.edu/maps/campus-parking-map
Map to the library:https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/25795473?mlat=30.282764732837677&mlon=-97.7382481098175#map=18/30.282764732837677/-97.7382481098175
Indoor Map of the library:
More information can be found here:https://www.hotosm.org/what-we-dohttps://www.missingmaps.org/
For future notifications regarding OSM Mapathons you can sign up here:https://tinyurl.com/atxmapathon
meetup is open to all ages and abilities. This reoccuring event is
welcoming and respectful to everyone. Novices and experts are welcome.
There are tasks for all levels of experience.
See you there!