[talk-au] Bushfire mapathon - kudos

Sebastian S. mapping at consebt.de
Mon Feb 10 11:39:16 UTC 2020

Thanks indeed.
Kudos to you guys.

On 10 February 2020 3:56:08 pm AEDT, John Bryant <johnwbryant at gmail.com> wrote:
>I wasn't able to attend the SSSI National Bushfire Recovery Map-a-thon
>yesterday, but thanks to the open-access chat, I was able to follow
>as an observer as I had time. It sounded like it went well, with a lot
>participation, including a large number of people encountering
>OpenStreetMap for the first time.
>I want to shine a bit of a spotlight on Andrew Harvey, Phil Wyatt, and
>Hill. They each put in a considerable effort in making the event a
>securing waivers, answering questions from organisers, providing
>support, and helping new mappers find their way.
>When the event organisers had some difficulties due to unfamiliarity
>the OSM project & community, Andrew, Phil, & Ewen really stepped up at
>short notice to make sure that new mappers had a great experience,
>themselves professionally and staying positive & productive throughout.
>And, I'll note - they're not done yet, these guys are still working on
>waivers, data cleanup, and lessons learned, even after most of the
>participants have moved on.
>Great work you guys. Made me feel proud to be part of such a great
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