[OKFN-AU] The fun begins :) #melbourne #okfnau
kat.braybrooke at okfn.org
Tue Dec 11 16:04:08 UTC 2012
Hey David, this is great!
Mind if we cross-post this to the main OKFN blog so international audiences
can get inspired too? :) Kat
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On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 5:49 AM, David F. Flanders <
david.flanders at ands.org.au> wrote:
> And we wish you were in Melbourne :)
> As to the post is now published :) - any tweets, listservs,
> <narrowcasting> greatly appreciated as always :)
> On 7 December 2012 18:35, Henare Degan <henare.degan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Seriously impressed David. I really love the practical, outcomes-focussed
>> Nice work, makes me wish I was in Melbourne :)
>> On 7 December 2012 10:41, David F. Flanders <david.flanders at ands.org.au>wrote:
>>> See below for a post on the first event we'll be doing in Melbourne to
>>> kick off the New Year (as well as the first of a dozen meetups in Melbourne
>>> on the 5th day of each month for #OKFNau). I'm just putting up the post
>>> now, though of course would greatly appreciate any feedback. /dff
>>> *We are pleased to announce a one day hack-a-thon to create an
>>> OpenStreetMap-based bicycle map of Melbourne. We’ll need data geeks,
>>> cartographers, programmers, graphic designers, sysadmins and most
>>> importantly Melburnians to help us design and produce a beautiful paper map
>>> useful to all Melbourne’s cyclists.
>>> The tasks of the day are simple:
>>> a) Identify the tools needed to create a map from OpenStreetMap data
>>> b) Design a beautiful map style, to make the cartography as professional
>>> as possible
>>> c) Lay out the most useful parts of the map into a compelling, two-sided
>>> d) Assemble the tool pipeline to produce an image ready to go to printers
>>> As the final AIM of the Day:
>>> PRINT YOURSELF A MAP OF THE BEST CYCLE ROUTES IN MELBOURNE.
>>> Why do we want to make this map?
>>> 1.) Melbourne has been a-changing (and will continue to change, a good
>>> thing) - we just need all those changes from the past year put down in
>>> single piece of paper :)
>>> 2.) There is lots of great open data in OpenStreetMap we can use to
>>> create a rider friendly map.
>>> 3.) This effort is the first of a dozen ‘Open Knowledge’ projects that
>>> the Melbourne chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation is undertaking this
>>> year, e.g. one for each month in 2013 (subscribe to this blog for more).
>>> 4.) We like maps and we like data and getting together with a community
>>> of like-minded Melburnians who want to share their knowledge about
>>> Melbourne is great fun :)
>>> 5.) We think this map expertise will be the base of several other ‘Open
>>> Knowledge’ projects will do around adding data to maps, e.g. historical
>>> walk map through Melbourne, culinary food trails, etc...
>>> When is this hack-a-thon?
>>> Saturday the 5th of January 2013 from 10am to Late (or whenever we get
>>> the map printed)! ← Finally a chance to actually fulfill one of your New
>>> Year’s resolutions right from the start (volunteer your time for a good
>>> cause that helps your fellow citizens by helping us create this map!).
>>> Best of all your second New Year’s resolution to ride your bike more will
>>> be well on its way!
>>> Who should attend:
>>> Anyone and everyone who would like to know more about Melbourne and how
>>> to map data onto a map that every citizen can use. We don’t know what will
>>> come of the day, but if enough of us get together we are confident that by
>>> the end of the day we’ll have a map that we can all use in our day-to-day -
>>> or at least all have a much better understanding of Melbourne and what
>>> cycle routes go through it.*
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