Open Street Map: micro-mapping party (and WYLUG social) – 22 June 2008

We’re holding an Open Streep Map micro-mapping party followed by a general WYLUG social this Sunday, 22nd June 2008.

Open Street Map micro-mapping session – 2pm-6pm (ish)

map of leedsMeet at the Wetherspoons/Becketts Bank pub on Park
Row, Leeds at 2pm. We’ll assign areas and equipments
once we see how many people turn up. (If you can, bring along a GPS
receiver and a laptop – also, don’t forget a notepad/camera/dictaphone
to record streetnames and landmarks along the way.)

We’ll try to assign city centre areas to people on foot and those
with transport might end up mapping slightly further afield.

After a couple of hours of mapping, we’ll meet back at Becketts Bank
around 5pm for a review of how it’s gone and to start downloading the
data for editing etc.

Newcomers and experienced mappers are both very welcome to attend –
if you’ve not mapped before, we should be able to pair you up with
someone more experienced or give you some pointers to get tou started
before you head out.

  • Park Row on OpenStreetMap – Becketts Bank is between Greek Street and Bedford Street as marked with the beer sign on the map

WYLUG Social – from 7pm (ish)

pint of beerMeet in the Scarbrough Hotel from

Anyone who’s attended before or been to the pub after a WYLUG meeting
will know what to expect. It’s just an informal get together, with no
particular agenda. Given the participants the topics of conversation
tend to be fairly geeky 🙂

The Scarbrough Hotel is conveniently located right next to Leeds
train station, and serves a good range of ale, plus other drinks.

As always, all are welcome. If you’ve not been down to a WYLUG
before, just look out for the nice shiny penguin poster – or get in
touch beforehand and we’ll keep an eye out for you. 🙂

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