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OpenStreetMap mapping party

Wikimedia District of Columbia

Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Sunday, July 15 @ 10:00 a.m. at Congressional Cemetery (Washington, DC)

(optionally, meet 9:00 a.m. in the lobby of the GWU Marvin Center)

Congressional Cemetery is a historic cemetery in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and is completely unmapped in OpenStreetMap.  Many notable people are buried there including senators, congresspersons, diplomats, a vice president, and other famous people including J. Edgar Hoover.  The cemetery also features numerous other monuments and memorials of significance.

You will also see QR codes at Congresional Cemetery which link to Wikipedia articles about these notable people buried at the cemetery.  It would be great to have a nice map to go with the QR codes and to use in the Wikipedia article, and beyond.

Let's go out there and map the cemetery, the walkways and roads, the monuments, gravesite locations, and more.


  • Take the Metro Blue/Orange line to the Stadium Armory station.
  • Walk blocks south on 19th St SE to Potomac Avenue
  • Turn right and walk one block on Potomac Avenue
  • We will meet at 10 am outside the cemetery at Potomac Avenue & E St SE

Location on OpenStreetMap:



[Part 2] - Entering OSM data @ ~1:00 p.m., GWU Marvin Center, 3rd Floor

To take part in the mapping party, you do not need a GPS. We will have some to lend out, and GPS is only one way of collection. We also use walking papers, which are simply low-tech printouts of the OSM map that we mark up with details when out walking around.  After collecting some data, we will spend time uploading the data to OSM, with more experienced mappers demonstrating how it’s done


The mapping party is organized by Wikimedia DC in conjunction with the Wikimania 2012 conference, but is free to attend. See mapping party page on the Wikimania wiki and other OpenStreetMap hacking, meetings and talks.

Have questions about OpenStreetMap mapping party? Contact Wikimedia District of Columbia

When & Where

Congressional Cemetery
1801 E Street SE
Washington, DC

Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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