I would like to announce the OSM Day 2017, on Saturday August 12 2017 @
10AM in 57North Hacklab!
This year's theme is "On yer bike" - Improving cycle accessibility data
What's an OSM day? It's a day of playing with and hacking on Open Street
This event shall provide a reasonably comprehensive introduction to Open
Street Map for those who are unfamiliar with it.
Key areas covered will be:
- What is OSM?
- How do I contribute?
- Where can I start?
For those who already know about OSM, it'll give you an excuse to go and
get mapping or hack on the map datasets.
How can I participate?
There's lots of information about cycle accessibility that OSM can offer
- pavement ratings, street quality gradings and cycle lane information
to name a few. Much of this hasn't been filled out in Aberdeen, which
can make cycle route planning hard! Let's make things a little better by
improving the map.
If you know of roads and paths which offer shared access but aren't on
the map, this is a great excuse to cycle out to them, collect
information and help others in the future!
It's also a pretty good excuse to go to bits of the city you haven't
explored yet and see what's there!
If you're not of the going-out-and-exercising type, you're welcome to
come along and work on code, trace in data from satellite maps or just
What should I bring?
- Smartphone (GPS logging/survey recording)
- Laptop (Uploading information / app hacking)
- Bike (If you've got one!)
- Weather appropriate clothing
Afterwards, it'd be nice to go for dinner somewhere - if enough people
are interested I'd be happy to book a pub for dinner or similar.
Some of the information you may need is already available at the wiki
Hope to see you there - feel free to ask any questions by email and/or
add your name to the attendees table on the wiki!
More details: wiki.57north.org.uk
Attending: 1 person.
About 57North Hacklab
57North is a hacker collective with a shared space located in Aberdeen, Scotland. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community. If you’re interested in joining 57North, come to some of our public meetings or visit our website for more details.
About OpenStreetMap Scotland
OpenStreetMap is a free map of the world created by people like you. It's available to use by everyone, everywhere and you can join the collaborative community of map makers. Sign-up for an account on www.openstreetmap.org - join us.
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
Access to the Hacklab is from Skene Terrace, door next to the steps up to North Silver Street. Members can unlock this door from outside, for events that are open to non-members there should be a doorbell to ring.