[NetBehaviour] Mapchester.

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue May 9 14:21:32 CEST 2006


"When bands like the Happy Mondays stalked the Hacienda, Manchester was 
dubbed Madchester; now, a new generation of phreaks are in town, 
renaming the city Mapchester, showing that it isnt just music that puts 
the city on the map."'

What: Mapchester is a collaborative 'wikimap' project, a test case for 
OpenStreetMap that focuses on one city. It will involve a Mapping 
Weekender, when Manchester is mapped in a weekend! A number of spin off 
projects will then take place during the Futuresonic festival, 20-23 
July 2006 (http://www.futuresonic.com//) under the Mapchester banner, 
and the data generated will be used in a test-case festival guide.

How: Mapchester kicks off with a Mapping Weekender: Seeking volunteers 
to join us as we map Manchester in a weekend. Similar to the the IoW 
Workshop, but in Manchester.

Why: The geographical data generated will be free to view, edit and use 
via OpenStreetMap. Mapchester was first proposed at the PLAN workshop 
(http://www.open-plan.org//), as a test-case for how a city could be 
mapped and a guide for a festival created on collaborative and open 

When: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May, 2006

Where: The nice people at Manchester Digital Development Agency are 
providing a space for base camp: Mapchester HQ (MDDA), Lower Ground 
Floor, 117-119 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6ED. They are also going 
to help signing people up to take part.


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