[Osmf-talk] statistics from the membership drive

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 19:22:46 UTC 2017


>Any idea why we still struggle in Africa and South America despite both
hosting SotMs this year?

My guess would be cost, methods of payment, language, and Africa covers a
very wide area with many different countries some of which have better OSM
communities than others.

Cheerio John

On 3 December 2017 at 14:01, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Any idea why we still struggle in Africa and South America despite both
> hosting SotMs this year?
>
> Is it cost, different communication channels, lack of understanding why
> joining OSMF is good, or something else?
>
> Thanks,
>
> On 3 Dec 2017 1:39 p.m., "michael spreng" <osmf at m.spreng.ch> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> There were some questions about the distribution of new members during
>> the membership drive which concluded last month. We only know the
>> country of all members, so here are the top 5 countries where the new
>> members came from:
>>
>>   5 Sweden (2%)
>>  13 United Kingdom (5%)
>>  14 India (5%)
>>  24 Germany (9%)
>> 146 United States (56%)
>>
>> This is from a total of 263 members who joined in October or November.
>> By continent:
>>
>> Africa 4 (2%)
>> Asia 29 (11%)
>> Europe 65 (25%)
>> North America 150 (57%)
>> Oceania 6 (2%)
>> South America 9 (3%)
>>
>> Greetings
>> Michael
>> Membership Working Group
>>
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