[Osmf-talk] How can one help out OSM?

Allan Mustard allan at mustard.net
Fri Mar 27 13:56:17 UTC 2020

Operations Working Group continues to look for members who *don't want
to be sysadmins* but are interested in helping with budgeting,
forecasting demand so hardware/software needs can be predicted and
budgeted for, that sort of back-office work, in case you have experience
or willingness to learn.


On 3/27/2020 8:34 AM, Matthew Gibb wrote:
> Hi Jo,
> For the mapping side of things, I think having a personal connection
> with where you map is always a good starting point for returning to
> OSM (eg places you're familiar with, neighboring towns that have
> received less attention on the map). Adding the additional details
> beyond what one can see in the imagery can go a long way.
> A recent blog post from Mapillary, OSM-US, GeoChicas, and HOT
> highlighted a number of ongoing mapping initiatives that could also
> use support, as well as other opportunities to contribute [1].
> While a longer term commitment, working groups within the OSMF would
> also benefit from increased involvement. While I can't speak to any
> specific group needs, I know it comes up often.
> All the best and welcome back,
> Matt
> [1]:
> https://blog.mapillary.com/update/2020/03/19/Mapping_in_the_Times_of_Covid-19_and_How_You_Can_H.html
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:59 PM Jo Walsh <metazool at fastmail.net
> <mailto:metazool at fastmail.net>> wrote:
>     Hi folks,
>     Having a bit more time on one's hands, what are the most needed
>     ways to volunteer effort to support OSM? What's the pathway in for
>     potential contributors who may be new to OSM culture or have lost
>     touch with it for a while?
>     Cheers,
>     Jo
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