[talk-au] Funding for OpenStreetMap initiatives

Jonathon Rossi jono at jonorossi.com
Tue Jul 13 04:25:57 UTC 2021

I've had the opposite experience before in South Brisbane which was funny.
I had a clipboard with printed maps writing notes the day of our Riverfire
festival and I had people keep coming up to me asking me where they should
put or deliver stuff, QPS didn't even ask what I was doing. Had to keep
telling them I wasn't part of the festival. I definitely have felt a bit
dodgy though when surveying in populated areas.

A lanyard would be nice. The credit card sized ones with the slot in the
top so you can keep it in your wallet, and either attach it to a lanyard or
a pin clip (most people would already have a bunch from previous events),
means postage is just the cost of a letter. Make sure both sides have the
logo or domain name as it'll spin around. Don't think I'd wear hi-viz,
it'll make you stand out even more.

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 2:07 PM Sam Wilson <sam at samwilson.id.au> wrote:

> I've also had conversations like that, and have rarely managed to convince
> people that I'm not peculiar. I remember one bloke found it more believable
> that I was collecting photos of power poles than that I was contributing to
> a map!
> OSM UK has high-viz surveyor vests
> <https://osmuk.org/community-projects/surveyor-hi-vis-jackets/>, or
> rather instructions for how to get a work-wear company to make such a thing
> on order. I wonder if we could do something similar here?
> But yeah, I agree that a 'official' OSM Oceania leaflet or lanyard or
> something would be great. I mean, I realise I could just print such a
> thing, but there's something better about it having some sort of community
> standing.
> —Sam.
> On 13/7/21 11:33 am, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> Bit of an out-there idea that I've had a couple of times.
> Occasionally, when doing an on-street survey in populated areas, I've
> thought that the sight of some random stranger walking the street making
> notes about the buildings that he's passing & checking out must look a bit
> suspicious! :-)
> Once, when I was writing down shop names in a shopping centre, I've even
> been asked what I was doing, & explained that I was gathering details to
> improve local maps.
> It would be "nice" if we could walk around with a photo ID, emblazoned OSM
> Oceania (or maybe Australia / NZ / Fiji etc etc?) dangling around our
> necks, as it would look a lot more "professional" & "official".
> At the same time, also have some brochures produced explaining what OSM is
> about, what we do & how everybody can contribute, & pass them out to
> anybody interested.
> Worthwhile?
> Thanks
> Graeme
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2021 at 13:03, Brendan Barnes <brenbarnes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Suggestions:
>> Loanable equipment such as high-precision handheld GPS units for GPS
>> traces, and Waylens or 360 degree cameras for KartaView image sequences.
>> Similar to the equipment loan program in Europe
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/GPS_Units_for_Loan
>> Hardware for a loanable KartaView rig project, such as a "trekking-style"
>> backpack for OSM hikers, or a HD multi-camera, high-precision GPS car rig.
>> Funding to help secure more OSM hardware hosting sponsors in the region.
>> Currently we only have two Tile Servers, and they are both located in
>> Melbourne, Australia.
>> Drone mapping infrastructure, such as a community Open Drone Map cloud
>> server, to process orthorectified aerial imagery.
>> On Sat, 10 Jul 2021 at 17:32, Mateusz Konieczny via Talk-au <
>> talk-au at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>>> 9 Jul 2021, 03:06 by eneerhut at gmail.com:
>>>    - Funding for OSM related software development
>>> What about projects that are not
>>> targeting specifically Oceania needs but
>>> as useful elsewhere?
>>> Is it going to be lower priority, with
>>> Oceania-focused project having a clear
>>> preference?
>>> Or is it not useful to even propose them?
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