Sunday, October 4, 2009

OSM Mapping Party

On Saturday we organized the first OpenStreetMap mapping party in Tbilisi. Twenty-four people participated, and for most it was an initial look at OSM. Mappers went out in groups and explored some of the nooks and crannies of Tbilisi's winding streets and steep staircases, and we all gathered at the pub at the end of the day to learn a bit more about OSM and add our data to the database. Luckily several of Tbilisi’s experienced mappers were present to show everybody the ropes and get the new folks involved. A group of students from the American Academy of Tbilisi were in attendance, and are planning to start a mapping club at their school. As community mapping expands in Georgia, this will be a fantastic model on which to base other clubs around the country!

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