OpenStreetMap is a community project to develop an open GPS map of the world.
The UK group has a particular interest in mapping cycle routes and have a open source cycle map under development.
The next Cloudmade sponsored mapping party will be in the heart of the Black Country hosted at "The Public" in West Bromwich on April 4/5.
This party will be the main kick-off event in our attempt to map the remaining 284 segments of the cake for the wider Black Country area by Christmas this year. A tall order, maybe, but with help definitely doable.
And to help with making the weekend a lot of fun, and whet your appetite for mapping, the first West Bromwich Real Ale Festival is running at The Public over the same weekend. Couture cafe bar is hosting it, there will be a choice of 18 real ales and 2 ciders. Free live music during the festival is being sponsored by Major Key Studios and Fairbright Group, the Trevor Burton Band and Tipitina are two of the acts due to appear at the festival. There will be a bouncy castle for children on the town square and families and children are most welcome. So fun for all!