[OKFN-AU] The fun begins :) #melbourne #okfnau

Kat Braybrooke kat.braybrooke at okfn.org
Fri Dec 14 17:58:04 UTC 2012

Hello David and team,

I've published a post on the main OKFN Blog based on David's excellent
summary of the event - hope you like it!

Sharing around Twitter/other medias today too. Let me know if there is more
we can do from the central side of things!


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On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 3:57 AM, David F. Flanders <
david.flanders at ands.org.au> wrote:

> Anything I post on list is CC-zero :)  Please do use as you see fit.  /dff
> On 12 December 2012 03:04, Kat Braybrooke <kat.braybrooke at okfn.org> wrote:
>> 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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>> @ardent_coeur
>> 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 :)
>>> http://au.okfn.org/2012/12/10/melbourne-bicycle-map/
>>> ~Flanders
>>> On 7 December 2012 18:35, Henare Degan <henare.degan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Seriously impressed David. I really love the practical,
>>>> outcomes-focussed approach.
>>>> Nice work, makes me wish I was in Melbourne :)
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Henare
>>>> 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 design
>>>>> d) Assemble the tool pipeline to produce an image ready to go to
>>>>> printers
>>>>> As the final AIM of the Day:
>>>>> 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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