First question; what is a pano party?.
Now 2020 is well under-way, we’re concious of our target to capture over 10 million panoramic photos.
Simply put, we need your help.
One of the ways I think we can reach this ambitious goal is through Mapping Parties.
Mapping parties are social mapping events in which OpenStreetMap mappers come together, cross their fingers for good weather, to intensively map a specific area.
As well as being a great way of quickly producing mapping for a particular area, they are also a great opportunity for mappers to get together and socialise.
A mapping party typically begins with a morning planning session in which sub-sections of the mapping area are allocated, and then each mapper goes off in a different direction and maps their allocated area.
At the end of the day, everyone gets together, reviews progress and - if wi-fi is available - edits the map.
The name is different. The concept is the same.
- When: Saturday 23rd May (start time 11AM)
- Where: The New Forest (meeting at Ashurst (New Forest) Railway Station)
On this first Pano Party we’ll be following the same plan - to take panoramas of as many paths as we can in the Ashurst area, to produce a virtual tour of the trails in this beautiful area which can be walked virtually in each direction.
We chose the location with transport in mind. Regular trains run from London to Southampton, and then on to Ashurst (New Forest).
Our plan is to start at 11AM (aim to arrive 15 minutes before this). The days will be much longer towards the end of May so this still gives us plenty of time for mapping. I’ll be there from 930AM if you’re an early riser too.
The Monday (25th May) is also a bank holiday. Perhaps a long weekend for those travelling from further away?
We’ll provide the Trek Packs, you need to provide the energy.
Everyone is welcome to join us from children, pets, grandparents…
It’s still early days and specifics are yet to be finalised.
At present, we’re trying to assess numbers, where people will be travelling from, and how they plan to travel.