[Talk-is] Mapping Party
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
avarab at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 16:46:46 BST 2009
2009/7/14 Björgvin Ragnarsson <nifgraup at gmail.com>:
> I think it's a great idea to focus on getting new contributors but we
> should also set some goals on
> what areas to cover e.g., Seljahverfi looks like it needs some love.
I think the best goal for this sort of project is to ask people to
carry the paper around for a week and map things in their daily
* Their bus stop(s)
* Their grocery store
* Wherever they go for their hobby (sports, bowling, whatever)
Sending nascent and amateur would-be mappers into the suburbian desert
probably isn't very conductive to their enjoyment of this little
exercise or their continued participation.
Not that seljahverfi doesn't need some love, but aside from it being
boring to map it it's also pretty much impossible without a GPS or
aerial photography. Using walking papers only works when they area in
question already has a well-mapped street network.
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