[Talk-us] US meetups?
jim at loc8.us
Fri Apr 30 22:43:01 BST 2010
On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Jim McAndrew <jim at loc8.us> wrote:
>> What are the goals for the openstreetmap.us web page?
> That's a good question that we should probably all discuss.
> My opinion is that it should be a one-stop-shop for growing the US OSM
> community. Not entirely sure what that entails, but I imagine it starts
> - a calendar
> - pages for specific communities both new and established (the DC and Bay
> Area folks come to mind)
> - resources for getting involved (for someone that maybe doesn't want to
> commit to a mapping party yet but still wants to be involved?)
> - ...I ran out of ideas
> Any others?
I like the ideas that Richard Weait has of integrating it with more social
networking tools. I'm not entirely sure how that would be done without
being too obtrusive.
People coming to the openstreetmap.us website are going to be interested in:
- Mapping parties
- How people can help
- Holding Mapping Parties
- Doing Personal Mapping
- Funding OpenStreetMap.us
- at least it should be easy for them to do so
- Learning more about the organization
- How to get a hold of people
- Equipment needed to map
- walking papers
There's really a lot that can go into it. The wiki format would make it
easy for the community to add these things as people wish to see them, but
isn't as attractive to people that aren't used to technical webpages.
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