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

James Ewen jewen at shaw.ca
Wed Jul 9 14:58:29 BST 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 1:47 AM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

> James you sound super sarcastic and skeptical, do you really want to
> run something like this?

Sorry, just being realistic and pragmatic...

I'm thinking about seeing if we can get some of 10 users in Edmonton
interested in a mapping party. We might be able to get a little bit
more of the city done over the course of a weekend. Given another 20
weekends or so we might get the majority of the city completed.

However, organizing a mapping party in areas without any local users
sounds like an exercise in futility to me. I'm not a salesman, nor
promotions specialist. I find it easier to simply go do the job rather
than poke and prod people into action, hence the mapping you see done
scattered about Northern Alberta with my user name attached to it. My
hope is that if people see a little bit of scattered mapping done in
their area that this would prompt them into action, and get them
interested in OSM.

Steve, if you have the magic touch that can make people jump out of
the woodwork, and get OSM activity going where there's nothing, have
at Alberta. There are a few people in Edmonton, a few more in Calgary,
a guy down in the Crowsnest Pass, and that's about it.

I'm doing what I can as I can, but it's going to take a long time for
me to hit every road in Alberta.


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