[talk-au] Funding for OpenStreetMap initiatives

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Fri Jul 9 10:28:16 UTC 2021

Hi Ed

I have enjoyed the mapping days in Melbourne through Meetup. They were  
a good opportunity for networking. It would be good to do more.

It might be good to combine armchair mapping with some real world surveying.
Some suburban or country locations too, central city does not suit  
everybody. Funding could go to venue hire and internet access.

This is a good opportunity to plug the mapping and planting day in  
Lysterfield (Melbourne Australia outer suburb) Saturday 17 July  

We will meet at 10am at https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/470224935  
and plant and map 250 trees. When we have had enough we will retire  
(about noon) to the Eating House  
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5395792026 for some armchair  
mapping. We will see how long you can stay there over one coffee and  
how slow their internet is, they say it is really slow.

Maybe we could have put money into venue hire and internet, we will  
have a better picture after the event.

One thought, we could, with Parks Vic permission, erect signs at the  
planting telling the story of the project and listing the project's  
partners including OSM and OSGeo, four 600x450mm corflute signs cost  


> Hi all,
> OSGeo Oceania has allocated $2,500 AUD funding specifically for
> OpenStreetMap related initiatives. An OSM focused group was established to
> help determine the distribution of this funding.
> I'd like to bump this conversation to get some ideas on what kind of
> initiatives you'd like to see supported. The charter covers the scope
> <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VCiKCEpSvqaSuSYTZwAck9I5Li9dGchl/view?usp=sharing>
> of initiatives that could be included. Practically speaking, some ideas
> include:
>    - Equipment for OSM related activities (GPS trackers, cameras, laptops)
>    - Food for OSM related event
>    - Funding for OSM related software development
>    - Transportation to get to an OSM related event
>    - Internet access for OSM related activities
> *What ideas come to mind for you? Do you have any specific use cases for
> OSM funding?*
> The $2,500 AUD is an initial amount, but OSGeo Oceania wants to increase
> this amount if it is being put to good use.
> There are so many great people doing great OpenStreetMap related work in
> Oceania. Let us know if funds are a bottleneck for you.
> Thanks,
> Ed

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