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OpenStreetMap Ireland

Heikki Vesanto
OpenStreetMap Ireland is having an event this weekend for its formal launch as a legal entity.

The goal of the organisation is to expand the OSM community in Ireland and help drive the adoption of open data at all levels.

It is a free event that will take place at Maynooth University at 12 noon (Saturday the 20th):


-Heikki Vesanto

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Re: OpenStreetMap Ireland

Peter Mooney
Dear List, 

Further to Heikki's email below I am delighted to welcome you all to Maynooth University tomorrow (Saturday) for this important event. Thanks to Ciaran Staunton and the OSM Ireland committee for considering our department for this important event. 

My role is to facilitate the meeting and ensure that everything goes smoothly. So this email will just answer a few questions for those of you who have not visited our campus before. I mentioned to Ciaran that I'd say a few words of welcome at the start of the meeting. 

Where is the meeting? The meeting will be held in the Eolas Building on the North Campus [1] of the University. The building is very distinctive from the outside and is recognizable from its rectangular shape and the large orange/red stone benches outside the main entrance. The meeting will be held in Eolas 019 which is on the ground floor. Eolas 019 is essentially the first door on your right when you enter the Eolas building from the front/south entrance. This is the MSc Computing lab and teaching facility and is a very sought after teaching space. It will be very suitable for the meeting. 

Where can I park? Happily, Saturday sees some respite from the parking congestion problems of week days. There are several car parks around the North Campus and all of them are within 3 - 4 minutes walk from the Eolas building. Please note that the access road on the North Campus is one way. Whilst parking restrictions are lifted at weekends please be sure to park in a designated parking space. 

Public Transportation. Maynooth is very well served by train and bus connections. Some local buses (such as Mullingar service) stop right outside the North Campus. Most other regional bus services, Dublin Bus etc stop in the town itself. It is about 10-15 minutes walk from the town to the Eolas Building. The train station [2] is located on the banks of the Royal Canal and is about 15 minutes walk from the Eolas Building. 

Where can I eat? Unfortunately, the University is a quiet place during the weekend when most of the student and staff population are off campus. Therefore there are little or no dining options. However, Maynooth main street has many great bistros and cafes. All are very nice and good value. A personal recommendation for a nice lunch is Picaderos [3] at the east end of the Main Street. If you are bringing a lunch it is OK to eat your lunch in the meeting/Eolas Foyer. 

What about WiFi? There is a Maynooth University Guest WiFi Network which does not require any specific logon. This should be sufficient for laptop and smart-device users. If really necessary we can logon to the desktop PCs in Eolas 019. 

Coffee? Thanks to our Head of Department the Computer Science Department are providing a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits for delegates at around 13:00. It will be served in the Foyer right outside Eolas 019. 

What can I see? If you have some time to spare in the afternoon I can recommend the South Campus of the University for an afternoon stroll. There is some beautiful architecture and wonderful grounds with trees in full Autumn colors on display. 

As both a lecturer in the Dept of Computer Science, a member of the Irish OSGeo Chapter and an OSM mapper and researcher I extend a warm welcome to you all. 

See you tomorrow, 

Peter



On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:55 PM Heikki Vesanto <[hidden email]> wrote:
OpenStreetMap Ireland is having an event this weekend for its formal launch as a legal entity.

The goal of the organisation is to expand the OSM community in Ireland and help drive the adoption of open data at all levels.

It is a free event that will take place at Maynooth University at 12 noon (Saturday the 20th):


-Heikki Vesanto
_______________________________________________
Ireland mailing list
[hidden email]
https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/ireland

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[hidden email]
https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/ireland