[HOT] Moving the focus to JOSM in mapathons

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Sat May 14 15:43:08 UTC 2016

What about the USB sticks? Those should be on hand so you can boot
anyone into a Linux environment with the right java and latest josm if
they were curious about josm but did not come expecting to try it or

i had no luck booting my laptop into linux to use linux software, but
I hear it works for a large % of people.

This would also solve the "we are in a computer lab and can not get
permission to install java or josm on the machiens" issue as well.

I am sure there is an image somewhere and someone could try and make
just a rough outline of the steps for our more tech savy people to try
and replicate.


On Sat, May 14, 2016 at 3:39 PM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think if we suggest they download Java before arriving, josm-tested.jar
> can be copied for a USB stick or local server ie laptop.  I think that would
> save bandwidth and trying to download multiple copies at the same time would
> mean delays.
> Hopefully it works out.
> Thanks John
> On 14 May 2016 at 07:11, Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all, over the past few weeks, some of the validation chat has focused
>> on tools (iD / JOSM, generally). We made a decision at this month's London
>> Missing Maps mapathon to try and put more of a focus on using JOSM, rather
>> than iD. We're not sure how it went yet, but will continue to try and
>> develop this in future months.
>> I have written a quick OSM diary on it, here:
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/pedrito1414/diary/38604 If you have
>> comments, please feel free to leave them there. I am also going to share it
>> with new mappers who were involved as they are generally not on this list
>> and their thoughts could be interesting...
>> Cheers,
>> Pete
>> --
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>> missingmaps.org
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