Mapping Party with District Walking Tour
Photo credits: Stefanie Wuschitz
This mapping party will begin with a short introduction on OpenStreetMap, underlining the importance and usefulness of a free/open source geographic data and geographic information system. Then, participants will go on a walking tour in the local area (near Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory) using Field Papers to validate, add, or change existing geographic data. After the tour, there will be a practical demonstration about how to upload the data and how to edit OpenStreetMap.
No previous experience of mapping is required, nor is possession of a GPS or smart phone.
The mapping party is FLT-only (frauen, lesben, trans only). The district tour is open to all genders, however, please note: Due to time limitations and probably bad weather, the outdoor activity might be quite short.
About Manuela Schmidt
MANUELA SCHMIDT is a freelance cartographer and designer, currently also working as an assistant at Vienna University of Technology. She is an OpenStreetMap enthusiast since 2009 and did research on the participant structure of the project.