[talk-au] Celebrating 17 years of OSM

Sam Wilson sam at samwilson.id.au
Wed Jul 21 00:47:01 UTC 2021


Sounds like fun!

OSM's birthday is on 9 August: 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Birthday 
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Birthday>


On 21/7/21 12:29 am, Edoardo Neerhut wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> OSM US has proposed an international mapathon across 17 time zones to 
> celebrate 17 years of OSM. Given that we come from the future, Oceania 
> was proposed as the time zone that would kick the event off at 00:00 GMT.
>
> I don't think a date has been decided yet, but Maggie Cawley from OSM 
> US is trying to gauge interest. I'm certainly interested. How do 
> others here feel?
>
> Not sure what the tasks would be yet, but that's something we could 
> discuss.
> Of course it should be noted that Oceania would be listed here, not 
> just Aus/NZ.
>
> Copying her text below.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ed
>
> ---
>
> Hello fellow mappers and community leaders!
>
> OpenStreetMap is turning 17 soon and I thought it would be fun if we 
> put together a 17 hour ‘round the world mapping party, starting in 
> Oceania and ending in the US. I am hoping to find 17 countries or 
> hosts to each take 1 hour during the day. If more hosts are 
> interested, we can combine continents or make hosting slots 30 
> minutes. The more the mappier!
>
> I have put together a table starting with countries represented in the 
> LCCWG, and then added a few countries others that might be interested 
> in participating - but again, we can add more! Times are a starting 
> point and we can change things up depending on who is interested.
>
> We could use a Big Blue Button link for the day and take turns hosting 
> -to map a certain feature around the world, or create a few different 
> tasks. OSM US is happy to make some social media materials for the day 
> and help set up mapping tasks as well. What would be needed from a 
> host is to rally your communities and host for your portion of the 17 
> hours :)
>
> *Three questions - please respond ASAP if interested:*
>
>  1. Do you want to participate in the event?
>  2. If so, does the time in the table (all GMT) work for your community?
>  3. Who will be the community contact person/host for your allotted
>     hour? Please
>
> *Draft Table: *
>
> *#*
>
> 	
>
> *TIME SLOT - GMT*
>
> 	
>
> *COUNTRY*
>
> 	
>
> *CONFIRMED*
>
> 1
>
> 	
>
> 00:00
>
> 	
>
> Australia / New Zealand
>
> 	
>
> 2
>
> 	
>
> 01:00
>
> 	
>
> PHILIPPINES
>
> 	
>
> Eugene Villar
>
> 3
>
> 	
>
> 02:00
>
> 	
>
> INDONESIA
>
> 	
>
> 4
>
> 	
>
> 03:00
>
> 	
>
> INDIA
>
> 	
>
> Naveen Francis
>
> 5
>
> 	
>
> 04:00
>
> 	
>
> TURKEY
>
> 	
>
> 6
>
> 	
>
> 05:00
>
> 	
>
> TANZANIA
>
> 	
>
> 7
>
> 	
>
> 06:00
>
> 	
>
> UGANDA
>
> 	
>
> 8
>
> 	
>
> 07:00
>
> 	
>
> ZAMBIA
>
> 	
>
> 9
>
> 	
>
> 08:00
>
> 	
>
> ITALY
>
> 	
>
> Anisa Kuci
>
> 10
>
> 	
>
> 09:00
>
> 	
>
> BELGIUM
>
> 	
>
> Jonathan B
>
> 11
>
> 	
>
> 10:00
>
> 	
>
> KOSOVO
>
> 	
>
> 12
>
> 	
>
> 11:00
>
> 	
>
> Switzerland
>
> 	
>
> 13
>
> 	
>
> 12:00
>
> 	
>
> GERMANY
>
> 	
>
> 14
>
> 	
>
> 13:00
>
> 	
>
> UK
>
> 	
>
> Adam Hoyle
>
> 15
>
> 	
>
> 14:00
>
> 	
>
> PORTUGAL
>
> 	
>
> 16
>
> 	
>
> 15:00
>
> 	
>
> BRAZIL
>
> 	
>
> 17
>
> 	
>
> 16:00
>
> 	
>
> USA
>
> 	
>
> Maggie
>
>
> 	
>
> 17:00
>
> 	
>
> END!
>
> 	
>
> Countries/hosts interested but not listed please respond here:
>
> 1.
>
> Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!
>
> Maggie
>
> *Maggie Cawley*
>
> Executive Director
>
> OpenStreetMap US
>
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>
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>
>
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