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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