[Talk-ca] Building Canada 2020 OSMGeoWeek Mapathons

Julia C juliaconzon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 19:15:20 UTC 2017


Hi everyone,

I am currently working at Mapbox on the Data Team and previously worked at
StatCan on the Crowdsourcing project. Mapbox is collaborating with StatCan
to engage Canadian universities to participate in the Building Canada 2020
project
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Canada/Building_Canada_2020>
by
hosting mapathons during OSMGeoWeek <http://osmgeoweek.org/> (November
12-18, 2017).

We want to make sure we are accomplishing this in a way that encourages new
Canadian mappers, while also ensuring participants are being educated
properly about OSM and the community.

The plan is to help educate Canadian universities about organizing
mapathons through documentations like teachOSM <http://teachosm.org/en/> as
well as to set up clear tasks for students to complete during the
mapathons. We have started outlining the information on this wiki page
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Canada/Building_Canada_2020/OSMGeoWeek2017>
.

On the Canada OSM Tasking Manager <http://tasks.osmcanada.ca/> there are
already some tasks related to the Building Canada 2020 project. My plan is
to add additional tasks for students to complete. The tasks will clearly
outline what the students should map and where they should map.

I would like to know if you have any suggestions on
cities/towns/communities in Canada to focus on, particularly rural regions
that are not mapped and have high resolution imagery.

Regards,
Julia
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