Surveillance camera mapping picnic

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Eat good food, have fun and map where you are being watched

We have mapped surveillance cameras in many cities and towns, but downtown Boston remains little explored. To fix that, our surveillance camera mapping picnic will be Saturday, August 26th.  We will start at 11am and meet next to the Brewer Fountain on Boston Common between the Fountain and the State House and the 54th Regiment Memorial. It is very close to the Park Street MBTA stop. The schedule is:

  • 11am-noon: food and training;
  • noon-2:00pm: map cameras;
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: come back and debrief.

We will show you how to map cameras using Open Street Map (OSM) software on your smart phone or on a paper map for later entry into OSM. We have tested some mobile phone OSM software and will write How To guides. If you want to help with testing the apps or writing the How To guides, please contact us.

We setup a PiratePad to share what people are bringing for food, drinks and other items. If you can bring things or help out, please update it with what you can do.

We plan to have these events in other cities before the Winter comes, so contact us if you want to set one up in your community. To find out where people have mapped cameras so far, check out

Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th!


August 26th, 2017 11:00 AM through  3:00 PM
United States
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