On the 17th of April, we had our first Mapping party event for this year. Our main focus was to improve the map of our hometown by reflecting on the latest changes. Cluj-Napoca is a dynamic city, many new buildings were constructed; POIs, turn restrictions, addresses have been changed and appeared since the last field mapping.
Around 30 map enthusiasts show up on Sunday morning for the Mapping party. There were both experienced mappers and newbies present at the event. The event had started with a morning coffee and some instructions regarding data collections.
For data collections we used the following tools:
• Field papers: our colleague Florin Badita had taken some time before the event and had created field papers for several city areas
• GPS tracker applications: OSMTracker, OSMAnd, Pushpin OSM and so an
• OpenStreetView application
We have divided the people into smaller groups of 2-3 persons. After each group had chosen an area to map we went out to collect the data.
In the afternoon we headed back to our meeting location to add the collected data into OpenStreetMap.
An outcome overview of our mapping effort is presented on the following images: