Mapping party in HMB, Saturday


By on Fri, June 10, 2011

Downtown Half Moon Bay on Open Street Map. Anyone can edit this map to improve it. Find out how at La Di Da on Saturday.

There will be a mapping party in Half Moon Bay, Saturday, June 11. The group is meeting at La Di Da from about 10am to 2pm. Bring your own GPS or borrow one at the party.  They’ll help you figure out what you can add to the map of Half Moon Bay

I’ve been to one of these in Oakland, and it’s a pretty interesting process.  The goal is to update the information in the Open Street Map, an open-source map of the world

OSM’s incredibly ambitious goal is to build a map database that rivals proprietary maps in its scope. They’re well on their way in many countries, and their data for the US is already very good. They already have pretty detailed information for the Coastside. I’ve updated the map of Montara and some hiking trails myself.