[HOT] LearnOSM updates - Mapathon guide for organisers, Quick Access links and HOT-tips for new mappers

Robert Banick rbanick at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 06:26:48 UTC 2017

Amazing stuff, congratulations and thanks to all the contributors!

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 11:45 PM Nick Allen <nick.allen.54 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> http://learnosm.org/en/ has had a few updates!
> My thanks to the whole team who have done such a great job on improving
> the site recently. It's a team effort with work by many people, who help to
> make it all happen. I'll mention a few names, and can only apologise to
> those I miss - the help, feedback and advice is terrific - please keep it
> up!
> *Technical updates* that now give us a dropdown list for the
> translations, a 'Quick access' list for those items we think will be
> helpful to new mappers, and colour changes for sections of the menu
> visited  (Michael Heißmeier).
> *Organising a mapathon* with downloadable checklists (Ralph Aytoun,
> Michael Heißmeier & others)
> A new section *'HOT-tips'*  aimed at helping new mappers get started
> using the Tasking Manager and iD editor. Validators may also find it useful
> if looking for a guide to link to when sending feedback. Sections include *tracing
> round buildings (*http://learnosm.org/en/hot-tips/tracing-round-buildings/
> *)*, tracing *rectangular buildings*, saving your work, copying and
> pasting etc.. Links are included to short training video's . (Many of the
> people in this list may not realise how influential their help and advice
> was in producing this section; Tyler Radford, Blake Girardot, Bryan Housel,
> Ralph Aytoun, Suzan Reed, Sam Colchester, Michael Heißmeier, John Whelan,
> Andrew Wiseman, Laura O'Grady & others).
> *Translations - a special thanks to the translators* who help to produce
> the guides within LearnOSM, but also make the iD editor, Tasking Manager &
> countless other guides and resources available throughout the world. It
> amazes me how diverse the languages are spread, with people throughout the
> world reading the site. If you would like to help with translations, please
> go to https://www.transifex.com and search for HOTOSM.
> New members of the team are always welcome and the only qualification
> needed is a willingness to help - feedback and advice is especially welcome!
> Regards
> Nick (Tallguy)
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