[Talk-ca] SOTM 2008: The State of The (Canada) Map

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Wed Jul 9 01:41:22 BST 2008

On 8 Jul 2008, at 17:32, James Ewen wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 4:12 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>> But you're sort of giving up before you started. OSM didn't start by
>> having universal member density throughout Europe or something.
> I agree, however, you need to entice people into the concept before
> you can put them to work. You are talking about putting on events when
> there are no members to attend these events. We need to spread the
> word and build the membership base around here currently.

Absolutely wrong. I'm running lots of mapping parties in the US where  
OSM is totally unknown. I contact the geography departments, hikers,  
cyclists and so on and the results are good.

> We need to find and enlist GPS enabled users currently... I found out
> about OSM from the Geocaching community, if I recall correctly. Hmm, I

Disagree again - I carry around a pack of 10 GPS units to lend to  
people at mapping parties.



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