February Mapathon

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Janny Phung

Feb 21, 2019, 9:15:34 AM2/21/19
to Central Texas Humanitarian Mapathon
Join us for the monthly CenTex Mapathon to contribute to an OpenStreetMap project or recruit someone for your own. This event occurs every last Sunday of the month.


OpenStreetMap or recruit people for your own project.

OpenStreetMap is 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.

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.

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.

Community 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 same license.

What to do before the event:
Register for slack #disaster channel: https://slack.hotosm.org (takes about a day to process)

What to expect:

Introductions will be made from the respective representative for each project.

Open Street Map Project
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 assistance.

If you are a GISCorps volunteer and a HOTOSM contributor, please remember to add #GISCorps to your changeset comment when you save your edits and don't forget to keep track of the hours you spend mapping. When you're finished, fill out this Google form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemWARzIJaW8Tz0fjFB7Zr1tYPalJxkph8ysLuQ8puQE2Y6iQ/viewform) so we can accurately track and report GISCorps volunteer contributions to HOTOSM projects. You'll also receive documentation of your contribution, which can be used for GISP credit.

Laptops are available but bringing your own laptop is recommended.

Please note:
If you would like to recruit people for your own project, please contact us so we can get you on the list.

Parking Information:

Street parking is free on Sunday. Parking on University Ave., 18th St. and Colorado St. is suggested.

PDF Visitor's Parking Map:

Interactive Parking Map:

Map to the library:

Indoor Map of the library:

More information can be found here:




For future notifications regarding OSM Mapathons you can sign up here:

This meetup is open to all ages and abilities. This recurring event is welcoming and respectful to everyone. Novices and experts are welcome. There are tasks for all levels of experience.

See you there!

Janny Phung

Feb 23, 2019, 8:48:18 PM2/23/19
to Central Texas Humanitarian Mapathon
Join us tomorrow to meet the Texas Justice Initiative team!

See you then!
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