Mapping party in Kolkata_Aug 2009

On August 9th,2009(Sunday) we are having a mini mapping party in Sontoshpur/Jadavpur area of Kolkata.Its a 8hr mapping spree with socializing afterward.

Check http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Kolkata_Mini_Mapping_Party_August_2009

So If you are in Kolkata at that time and have interest in OSM, Please do join the party

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Random Scriblings

Tommorow I will be going to Jamshedpur(India) to attend my brother’s wedding, Since Jamshedpur has almost no data for openstreetmap . I am taking  my GPS with me. Hope to do some traces.

On the other news :

1 ) openstreetmap.org home is now available in 4 languages : German, French,Icelandic ,Slovanian and some partial spanish .

Thanks to london hack weekend .Many more have started working on their native languages. However  no Indian languages support till now.

2) JOSM has a good amount of foreign language support, Me and Meejan has started to work on the bengali interface and some work has been done.

3) Potlatch and Openstreetmap wiki translation is also ongoing

If you are interested in seeing Indian languages in these tools , We would be happy to accept your help .Visit here for more details.

4) Arun Ganesh and H.S Rai will be representing OpenStreetMap India in upcoming State of the map 2009 to be  held in Amsterdam(Netherlands) from July.

5) Now osm.org routes to openstreetmap.org as well

Random Scriblings

Theres quite lot to  say :

1. Gave one more talk on OSM at mukti 09

2. Visited Kolkata Book Fair and help folks at IOTA stall .It was awesome .Detailed blog coming up

3. Fedora talk at mukti 09 on 6th .Event page up (need suggestions)

4.Visited bijra today and had lot of feedback (complaints) from them .

5. Got a lit of petrol almost decades after recent price cut for RS 50.

6. Harman Baweja still cant act .

7. Sign of twitter becoming mainstream in India .Read here.