Lazy Apps at Barcamp Bradford

Bradford had a barcamp at last, and it was rather good. What was telling was that every single slot was booked out, and repeats of some sessions were requested, and shoved in during breaks.

Cheers to all the folks who organized and sponsored it etc. Ian gives a good summary about what happened.

“Lazy Apps” was the title of my session, and as the room it was in was furthest from the wifi, we didn’t live stream them to twitter. Instead we lazily scribbled them on paper. Here they are for you.

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How to map a city.

This is a great animation – shows the ABC of how to map a city in a weekend. Illustrates the power of a Mapping Party. Made by Simon Ward (sward)

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From Bradford mapping party a few weeks ago. They had around 20 participants.

Have fun at the Bradford Mapping Party! 27-28 September

Bradford, the city in West Yorkshire that is quite undermapped is having an OpenStreetMap Foundation organised mapping party! 27th & 28th September, 2008. Help put this city on the map.

The intention is to help build up a community of local mappers, whilst mapping as many highways, cycleways and footpaths as possible within the A6177 ringroad.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Bradford/Mapping_Party

There’s GPS units to borrow, full training given. Come along for a couple of hours or the whole weekend. Everyone welcome! Have fun!

Bradford Openstreetmap Pub Crawl. WYLUG gets mapping!

Come to Bradford, West Yorks, tomorrow for OpenStreetMap’s first ever Mapping Pub Crawl, courtesy of the West Yorkshire Linux User Group. It will be very casual, and informal, no GPS needed. From the email:
First Openstreetmap Pub Crawl

We will rendevous at the following locations and times:

6.00 p.m. ‘The Cock and Bottle’ BD3 9AA

7.00 p.m. ‘The Beehive’ BD1 3AA

8.00 p.m. ‘The Fighting Cock’ BD7 1JE

The idea is to plug a hole the map, and get fairly inebriated at the
same time.

It’s entirely informal, with no planning and no expectations.

See you there!

WYLUG seems to have been bitten by the Open mapping bug, recently, they had a very good presentation and talk about OSM, then they organised a micro mapping party last Sunday for Leeds. Eight enthusiastic folks turned up, myself included, and I helped map the famous Jimmy’s Hospital, and the area towards town, see it on the map (when it recovers from the ongoing slashdotting!), now Bradford, which is disgracefully empty in coverage, hence no links to the pubs. Wonder if any of my mapping ex-colleagues from the Council will come…