Who would have known that mapmaking can be so much fun? As part of the OpenStreetMap
initiative in the U. K. , mapmaking and data collectors will be descending on Manchester - dubbed Mapchester - for the weekend of May 13th and 14th. The idea is get enough people and their GPS units together and map the entire city - sort of like a geocaching
event but with a purpose other than fun. The resultant data will be free to view, edit and use. For more information, visit the wiki page on the event
or the Futuresonic website
By way of Media Arts EducationUpdate:
If you can’t make it out for Mapchester, head out to the Isle of Wight a weekend earlier
where mapmaking and data collectors will be mapping the entire island.