[Diversity-talk] Idea: Quarterly Projects for a traditionally underrepresented topic(s)/groups?

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Fri Apr 13 14:13:14 UTC 2018

Hi all,

I've set up a poll to solicit feedback, with the items below. Yes i know
we're a bit into Q2 already.


"Yes" for "This sounds OK", "No" for no, "ifneedbe" (yellow tick) for
"I'd need someone to explain this to me before mapping".


On 26/03/18 22:24, Rory McCann wrote:
> Hi guys, gals and non-binary pals,
> Some OSM groups have "quarterly projects" where they improve the state
> of something in OSM in their area, e.g. the UK OSM community once worked
> on schools in the UK for a quarter.
> How about we do that? Every quarter (3 months) pick some topic,
> something that is traditionally underrepresented in OSM, and we try to
> improve the state of that in OSM.
> There's been lots of legit talk lately about what is and isn't mapped in
> OSM, so let's try to map it! There's more than just adding data. We
> could also try to improve documentation (written/video), editor presets,
> figure out tagging schemes, map rendering, finding data to use, etc. But
> we're a geographically spread group, so we can all probably add
> something to the map. There are things that aren't mapped in OSM, so
> let's map them! 🙂
> Any ideas for topics? Off the top of my head: the recently mentioned
> amenity=childcare tag, recently mentioned women's health care
> facilities, wheelchair accessibility, gay bars, gendered toilets for
> trans/gnc/etc people, minority language? HOT/MM is already doing a lot
> in areas where the maps are missing 😉. Any more ideas? Nearly all of us
> are privileged in some axis, so someone not in that group must be
> careful not to tell marginalized people how to map their thing, and
> ensure we map it correctly ("The X tag is useless now after all those
> diversity people added all that junk!")
> What do yous think? Would many be interested in taking part?

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