[talk-au] Bushfire mapathon - kudos

Bo Percival bo.percival at hotosm.org
Tue Feb 11 06:48:15 UTC 2020

Great work to all,

As someone who now sits in the space between being affected and working for
an organisation supporting those affected, it is really humbling to see you
all give so much of your time and efforts to support.

@Andrew Harvey, I just received your email re: aerial imagery and OAM. I
will reach out to you within the next day or two to have a chat about this.



On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 12:42 PM Sebastian S. <mapping at consebt.de> wrote:

> 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 along
>> as an observer as I had time. It sounded like it went well, with a lot of
>> 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
>> Ewen Hill. They each put in a considerable effort in making the event a
>> success: securing waivers, answering questions from organisers, providing
>> technical support, and helping new mappers find their way.
>> When the event organisers had some difficulties due to unfamiliarity with
>> the OSM project & community, Andrew, Phil, & Ewen really stepped up at
>> short notice to make sure that new mappers had a great experience, handling
>> 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 event
>> participants have moved on.
>> Great work you guys. Made me feel proud to be part of such a great
>> community.
>> Cheers
>> John
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