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Oxford OpenStreetMap / OpenGuides MeetUp [Dec. 11th, 2006|11:11 am]
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This weekend, we hosted a meetup for OpenStreetMap and OpenGuides in Oxford. Dom did most of the organising, floor space offering etc, whereas I just turned up to things :)

On Friday night, we met up in Far From The Madding Crowd. Lots of different mapping and semantic web geeks came and went, and we had lots of interesting chats with all of them. We also got lots of people to agree to contribute to various projects they weren't already involved in, which is always good.

On Saturday, we descended on Dom's house, and filled his kitchen table with laptops. After a little bit of prodding, everyone was online, and we could start the hack-fest part of the weekend. It was a mix of fixing bugs in OpenGuides, indentifying and fixing bugs in OpenGuides, showing new people how OpenGuides works, and the odd bit of admiring various mapping things. We got quite a few tricky bugs fixed, got lots of guides upgraded to the latest version (and making use of the new features), and discussed a lot of things we might do in the future. It was a really useful and fun thing, so we'll have to do another one in the not too distant future!

Yesterday, we were planning to do some OpenStreetMap mapping of Oxford, introducing new people and filling in gaps. The weather on Saturday would've been perfect for it, but as it was, the rain put a few people off. So, we spent a fair bit of time sat in a coffee shop, fighting with the wireless (more on that later), planning and discussing various things. After a spot of lunch, we braved the weather, and got some useful tracks of places we were missing:

Tracks from Sunday

Finally, we descended on a nice, dry pub, collected some more people, and had another chat about mapping. All in all, a good weekend :)
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From: jiicenjudgjc
2009-06-19 06:21 pm (UTC)

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Cool. Are you doing mapping for GPS devices?