[Talk-ca] Building Canada 2020 OSMGeoWeek Mapathons

Matthew Darwin matthew at mdarwin.ca
Wed Oct 18 20:21:07 UTC 2017


Hi all,

my 2c:

If we want to have a bunch of new to OSM people map things, I would 
suggest that these is a *physical location* with *experts presen**t*. 
   As we see with the Carleton University example (not uOttawa), it's 
hard to get new folks on board... i would guess  that although there 
was training provided to Carleton Students, it was done as a lecture 
rather than a lab.

I was introduced to OSM mapping by joining a meetup, getting an intro 
and then everyone sitting around one big table (experts and new folks) 
with their laptops and start working through whatever the project was. 
It lasted 2-3 hours. I thought it worked well, and could start working 
through things on my own after, but still asking questions of 
experts.  I still made mistakes, but having experts sitting in the 
same room to ask questions was invaluable for me.

On 2017-10-18 04:04 PM, Pierre Béland wrote:
> Il y a d'autres priorités que les immeubles et je ne suis pas 
> convaincu que l'objectif Immeubles 2020 proposé par des partenaires 
> doit être endossé par la communauté OSM-Canada.
>
> Encore plus que le monde rural, il y a tout le nord à cartographier. 
> Puis les divers projets de Mapathon on montré que de grandes vagues 
> de nouveaux contributeurs arrivent rapidement, cartographient 
> souvent sans la précision et la qualité nécessaire et quittent après 
> souvent une seule soirée de participation.
>
> L'objectif de tels mapathons doit être repensé. Il doit viser à 
> initer et former des nouveaux contributeurs. L'exemple de 
> l'université d'Ottawa nous montre comment ces groupes ont besoin de 
> support. Il ne s'agit pas de faire de la publicité et les convaincre 
> de démarrer des projets. Nous aurons ensuite à réparer les pots cassés.
>
> En  Haiti, lors de l'ouragan Matthews en octobre 2016 des vagues 
> déferlantes de contributeurs ont laissé pendant deux semaines des 
> vagues déferlantes de mauvaises données. Personne ensuite pour réparer.
>
> Vite, vite, repensons cette approche.
>
> Pierre
>
>
> Le mercredi 18 octobre 2017 15:38:19 HAE, Stewart C. Russell 
> <scruss at gmail.com> a écrit :
>
>
> Hi Julia
>
> > 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.
>
> I'd be pleasantly surprised if there was much intersection between
> "rural" and "high-resolution imagery" in Canada. Our rural population
> density is very low.
>
> Stewart
>
>
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