September 2019 - Mapathon

On the 18th of September we will have another Maptime Mapathon, this time kindly hosted by Trafficon.

date: Wednesday, 18th September 2019

time: 19:00 h

place: Trafficon Meeting Room, 7th floor, Strubergasse 26, 5020 Salzburg

This event does not require any prior skills, everyone interested is welcome! We will provide a basic introduction.

Please bring:

If you already know the browser-based iD editor and would like to try the more advanced JOSM editor, we will also provide an introduction to that.

Afterwards we will go to the Trumerei bar.

Join us: Wednesday, Sep 18 2019

July 2019 - AGIT Mapathon

At this year’s AGIT conference we hosted a workshop about humanitarian OpenStreetMap (OSM) mapping. This was conducted together with disastermappers heidelberg. At first we explained how mapping with OSM works, then the around 15 participant could apply it on a task which was provided by MSF (doctors without borders).

In the second part of the workshop we had an open forum with different youth mapping organizations. Maptime Salzburg and disastermappers heidelberg could present themselves in person. We also had remote presentations from Warwick, Como and Teheran which were followed by a lively discussion. We concluded that it would be great that the local groups should be in contact and learn from each other. A common website might be useful. Moreover we had the idea to have a common Mapathon with live video chat. We are looking forward the next steps!

Posted Jul 05 2019 by

June 2019 - What’s Behind Viral Maps?

On the 26th of June we had a 20 minute talk about viral maps by Dr. Anthony Robinson, Associate Professor at Penn State. His research focuses on cartography, geography, visual analytics and online learning. Afterwards we had a wonderful BBQ with great weather.

(Photo taken by Joseph Strobl)

Overview: It’s now quite possible to create and share a map that is seen by thousands of people around the world with minimal effort. Maps that begin to spread rapidly via social media can be considered examples of viral cartography. In recent research, we have been working in the GeoVISTA Center at Penn State on developing new ways to analyze and understand maps in social media. In this talk I will show some of the progress we’ve made so far in analyzing and visualizing elements of design, dissemination, and disinformation related to viral maps.

Join us: Wednesday, Jun 26 2019

May 2019 - Mapathon

On Wednesday the 8th of May starting at 19:00 we facilitated the first Maptime Salzburg mapathon, focusing on a humanitarian mapping task in Southern Kivu (Task #5912) in collaboration with Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)), the Austrian Red Cross and Missing Maps. Edith Rogenhofer from MSF Vienna was kind enough to introduce the area and mapping campaign via Skype, despite some technical difficulties. Around 15 people attended the event, with 13 documented OSM mappers completing 346 task tiles during the mapathon.

We met again at the iDEAS:lab (Schillerstrasse 30, Techno-Z, Building/Bauteil XV), generously made possible by Z_GIS, including some sponsored snacks and beverages.

Posted May 08 2019 by

March 2019 - Stammtisch

On the 20th of March we had a Maptime Stammtisch! Around 30 people came. Thanks for an evening of great conversation!

date: Wednesday, 20th March 2019

time: 19:30h

place: Augustiner Bräu, Lindhofstraße 7, 5020 Salzburg

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