OpenStreetMap Calendar Calendar

OSM Bengaluru Mapping Party

Karnataka, India
Sahakarnagar, Bengaluru

1st June 9:00 – 11:00


  • Date: 1st June 2024 (Saturday)
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Mapping, followed by brunch)
  • Meeting Point: Sahakarnagar Park (geo:13.0592,77.5908)

For event updates, do join the OpenStreetMap Bengaluru group:

Sahakarnagar Mapping Party

The Sahakarnagar mapping party is here! Explore Sahakarnagar, learn to contribute to OSM, improve a common resource together, and meet new people. You don't need any experience with OSM or maps to participate, so bring all your friends!

What is OpenStreetMap?

OpenStreetMap is a map of the world made by people like you, which anybody can use, share, and edit. You can think of it as the Wikipedia of maps.

It is used by numerous websites, organizations, companies (e.g. Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, Ola, Swiggy, Wikipedia, Doctors Without Borders, Pokemon Go), and FOSS applications (e.g. Organic Maps and OsmAnd).

Contributing to OpenStreetMap is fun! You get to explore the world, find interesting places, and document them for yourself and others, all while improving a common good used by everyone.

What will we be doing?

  1. meet and greet
  2. first time mappers are introduced to 2 popular open-source OpenStreetMap applications (Organic Maps and Every Door)
  3. everyone is split into groups, with each group getting a specific area to explore and map using Every Door
  4. the groups disperse, and venture into their assigned areas for about 1 hour of mapping
  5. regroup for brunch after mapping

Who are we?

We are passionate and experienced OpenStreetMap contributors who improve it for fun in our free time. Many of us are also involved in open data, free software and civic tech activities.

Useful equipment to bring along

  • a functioning Android or iOS smartphone with mobile data (required)
  • a power bank (optional)
  • a charging cable (optional)
  • water bottle/umbrella/cap (optional)

How do I join?

  • There are no prerequisites for participating, so feel free to join us in the meeting point at the mentioned time.
  • Event updates are posted on the Telegram and Matrix group. Joining either of the groups is recommended, but not required.
    • If you are not on Telegram or Matrix, and wish to receive event updates, drop a message to Vonter, so that they can get back to you with event updates on your preferred messaging channel.
  • The meeting point is off Bellary Road, about 500 meters from the Kodigehalli bus stop on Bellary Road. If traveling by bus; take 285M, 295M or 288-series buses from Majestic/Shivajinagar. Yelahanka and KIA bound buses from many other locations in the city also pass through the Kodigehalli bus stop on Bellary Road.

Created by Vonter