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Come join us for a day of map making, and a lot of fun!  This is an opportunity for anyone interested in mapping to contribute and share about the places they know and love, all through maps.  The Google MapUp is a place to collaborate and exchange ideas, while adding schools, businesses, points of interest, roads, trails, and other place related things to the map.  Sign up on the registration form if you are interested, then come with your mapping hats on!  The more the merrier!

The MapUp will be hosted (at this place) on (this date).

To learn about what others have done at similar events, check out the Events and Projects page at the Map Your World Community site!

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[Try adding a map of the area you hope to work on! (Insert>Map>Type in the town or campus name)

University of Colorado