On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Christian van den Bosch <cjb at cjb.ie> wrote:
> Hi all,
>> We (OpenStreetMap) are holding a mapping party in Drogheda next weekend,
> Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of August, 10am-6pm both days.
>> Mapping parties are great for putting places on the map that aren't there
> already, breaking new ground; they're also great for getting new people
> involved in OpenStreetMap, and they're a fun way to contribute to an open
> source / open data project. There will be plenty of spare GPS units
> available (on loan from OpenStreetMap UK), and all are welcome to drop by at
> any time and stay as long as they want.
>> We will be operating out of St Peter's Parish Hall in Drogheda:
>http://drogheda.armagh.anglican.org/where/ (look for the OSM banner!)
>> St Peter's Parish Hall is very central in Drogheda, and gives us broadband
> (via wifi and ethernet), a kitchen, somewhere safe to leave our laptops
> while we go out mapping, and parking in the church grounds - everything we
> need, in other words. Many thanks to the Rev. Michael Graham for graciously
> allowing us the use of these facilities.
For those of you who are undecided of whether to go-a-mapping or just need
more information; there's a simple introduction to it on linux.com at
http://www.linux.com/feature/145136 - it even details how you can help even if
you don't have a gps.
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