[HOT] Missing Maps launch tomorrow, and LearnOSM
nick.allen.54 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 07:57:58 UTC 2014
Although I'm very noisy on this list, I'm actually a very small cog in a
great big machine.
I know of this article
and I know that Facebook & twitter are being used extensively. I'll be
at this event in London UK.
For both facebook & twitter search on hotosm &/or Missing Maps project.
Hope this helps
On 07/11/14 06:16, Charlotte Wolter wrote:
> Are we sending out a press release, so someone other than the readers
> of the HOT list actually will know that it's happening?
> :41 AM 11/6/2014, you wrote:
>> Missing Maps (http://www.missingmaps.org/ ) has its official launch
>> tomorrow, 7th November. I've deliberatly not put a time in this
>> message, as its a pretty worldwide launch and it's going to depend on
>> your and their time zone.
>> As well as the people who attend the mapathons, there will also be
>> many joining in 'remotely'. Of course, some of the people will have
>> already done some mapping with HOT in the past, but my experience of
>> helping at mapathons tells me that less than 5% will know what they
>> are doing, and the rest will be fairly new, but may have done some
>> research & looked at help guides etc.
>> At a conservative guess / estimate there will be 300 mappers, the
>> vast majority of them new, helping with various projects tomorrow. I
>> think this is a very conservative estimate, and would hope to see
>> considerably more - perhaps double my first figure, and I wouldn't be
>> surprised if there were even more!
>> Most of these mappers will look for guidance to LearnOSM
>> (http://learnosm.org/en/). Because of the way LearnOSMÂ is set up I
>> don't think we can get stats. for hits on the site (I'm quite happy
>> to be contradicted on this).
>> If you've done any exploring on the LearnOSM site you'll have noticed
>> that's it's not just for 'new mappers' and it has some very
>> comprehensive guides on some complex subjects. It's good! But it
>> needs constant attention - the editing tools and processes are
>> constantly evolving, and what was a current guide last month, may now
>> need a slight update.
>> LearnOSM is also multilingual, or at least it should be. There are
>> many sections that need more translations. There are guides on how to
>> simply produce these translations
>> Now (last week would have been better!) would be a good time to have
>> a read through LearnOSM, and if you see something that needs sorting
>> out, either sort it, or send a message asking for someone else to do
>> it. If you've managed to master mapping, then getting something
>> amended or updated on https://github.com/hotosm/learnosm
>> <https://github.com/hotosm/learnosm> is only a minor stumbling block,
>> and could have a big impact on 700 people who will potentially read
>> it over the next few days.
>> *New Mappers* - we need to know what is missing, or needs rephrasing.
>> Let us know, please.
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