[OSM-dev] Tagwatch Editor Counts

Nick Black nickblack1 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 07:15:53 GMT 2009

Interesting data Matt.  Getting more users through the one month zone
would have a big impact on OSM.

If anyone's interested, Mapzen POI Collecter has had 1,108 downloads
since it launched, which accounts for roughly 0.6% of the OSM user
base.  I would guess that 10% - 20% of the OSM user base have iPhones.

For editor developers, it would be really useful to know what
proportion of the OSM user base have what kind of mobile devices and
more importantly what their intentions are for their next device.  The
Mapzen tools are aimed at mappers who are not well served by current
tools.  If I knew that, for example, 10%-20% of OSMers who weren't
already using Vespucci were intended to buy Android devices in the
next few months, we would definitely release an Android version of
Mapzen POI Collector.  On the other hand, if the single biggest base
of OSM users have iPhones, a Mapzen address adding tool is more
likely.  It would be great to have some kind of survey that OSMers
could volunteer to take part in to answer these questions.


On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 11:45 PM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
<avarab at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 20:09, Matt Amos <zerebubuth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> as a massive self-plug, here's a more in-depth look at some of the
>> editor data. unfortunately, there isn't enough data to do this for any
>> editor other than the "big three", but hopefully in six months time...
> This looks nice. It's certainly a lot better than my ad-hoc statistics
> I posted in september:
>    http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2009-September/042902.html
> One thing that I missed about your stats though is language statistics
> like the ones I posted (but done better with fancy graphs, obviousl
> :).
> Since I posted my stats I've added information about the user language
> to Potlatch (previously only JOSM had them), but unfortunately it
> looks like the Merkaartor people have ignored my request of adding it
> to their created_by string.
> It would be really cool to see statistics per-editor and per-language
> presented in such a way that one could gauge whether an editor being
> localized had an effect on its update.
> I recently found out for example that the Potlatch translation into
> Italian was really incomplete while JOSM was almost 100% translated
> into Italian (and JOSM has like 4000 strings while Potlatch has around
> 300). I contacted some Italian translators about this and Potlatch now
> has a much better Italian translation.
> Perhaps some Italians where shunning Potlatch because of this, it
> would be interesting to see stats to confirm or disprove that.
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