All members, and in fact anyone else who wants to participate, are invited to our first event which will be held on Saturday 4th March 2017 from 11am to 4pm
The venue is iCentrum in Birmingham Holt Street Birmingham B7 4BB which is about 15-20 minutes walk from New Street Station. It's adjacent to Aston University where we held SotM2013.
If you're driving it's accessible from the Aston Expressway -come off at Dartmouth Circus exit
We have secured free parking in front of Faraday Wharfwhich is next door to iCentrum.
The facilities are being kindly provided to us free of charge by Innovation Birmingham. That does mean that there will be no catering facilities, just a water machine. So it's BYO snacks or you can pop out to a nearby pub or Costa.
The aim of the meeting is firstly to meet each other personally rather than electronically and secondly to discuss plans and priorities on how we proceed to fulfil our objectives as a company, which are set out below:
The objects of the Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to:
• increase the quality and quantity of data about the UK in OpenStreetMap;
• improve and increase the size, skills, toolsets and cohesion of the OpenStreetMap community in the United Kingdom;
• promote and facilitate the use of OpenStreetMap data by individuals and organisations in the United Kingdom; and
• promote and facilitate the release by organisations in the United Kingdom of data that is suitable for use in OpenStreetMap.
We're not constrained to only discuss this, any ideas are welcome on any topic you think are relevant to building a national OSM chapter