[HOT] Questions regarding metrics from taskprojects, tasks and volunteers.

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Fri Jun 5 22:59:47 UTC 2015


Suzan,
Good marketing stuff would bring in more people. As the Nepal response showed, it is important first to be ready to receive a massive contribution from people that dont know yet OpenStreetMap. 

We also need to look at better monitoring the various mapathons organized, to assure that the trainees receive sufficient support. The mapathon organizers should also be careful to not add a burden to the Coordination team by having hundred of new contributors in one mapathon.
Pierre 

      De : Suzan Reed <suzan at suzanreed.com>
 À : Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com> 
Cc : hot at openstreetmap.org 
 Envoyé le : Vendredi 5 juin 2015 18h30
 Objet : Re: [HOT] Questions regarding metrics from taskprojects, tasks and volunteers.
   
Your excellent response noted a number of things I've noticed as a new comer. 

It is not always clear that mapping helps. Stating "your contribution helps real people in this crisis" or "your contribution helps save lives" is focused and to the point. I don't see that on any of the landing pages (home pages) of any of the learning or OSM materials. When someone knows what they do has a direct impact on people on the ground, it is much more engaging and urgent. Having someone adept at writing PR, marketing, and communications materials would be so helpful to the organization. It's a skill not many have. 

Suzan 
  
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