[Talk-ca] Building Canada 2020 OSMGeoWeek Mapathons

Tracey P. Lauriault tlauriau at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 15:53:41 UTC 2017

We learned quite a bit with the carleton assignment, I hope it does not
affect my career as a professor., so far the students have been good
sports. I wll be getting 150 2 page refections from them about this process
which means we may all learn something from them to.

I learned quite a bit as well and will hopefully debrief with Denis
Carriere and the TA about our experience ans will happilily share that back
with Julia and the rest of you.

But one thing is for sure if we want to do university to community
collaboration, and we want to experiment, teach and learn, flexibility is
required and maybe sandbox practice spaces or testing space. Wikiedu does
that see

Was it a mistake? Our intentions were good! Did this process require a lot
mediation and moderation? Yes! Would I conduct this assignment again? Well,
not in the same way.  Can we move forward together? I hope so!

Stay tuned and I look forward to meeting some of yo face to face and
appreciate all the feedback and thoughts so far.

I think I will reframe the COMS2200 OSM exercise as the Carleton learning
moment for us all, and look forward to moving forward with you.


On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Julia C <juliaconzon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Firstly, thank you all for your feedback.
> I understand the concerns about repeating what occurred at Carleton, but
> our goal is to try our best to avoid this situation. So far the professors
> I have connected with are well aquatinted with OSM and will be targeting
> GIS students to participate. Some professors will even be grading their
> students on their contributions, so hopefully this will incentivize
> students to accurately contribute. Also, we are determining methods for
> validating the data afterwards.
> John, I agree with your opinion on prioritizing importing the building
> footprint datasets and then having participants add tags, but our focus for
> the OSMGeoWeek mapathons would be to map areas that do not have existing
> building footprint datasets to import.
> Matthew, I agree with you as well, having experts present at mapathons to
> educate participants on the correct methods of mapping is valuable. With
> this in mind, I will encourage universities to invite local OSM experts. If
> anyone is interested in participating in a university mapathon as an expert
> OSM contributor, please let me know and I can connect you to the university
> that is located within your region.
> I hope you all understand that we want these mapathons to be as
> constructive as possible, to educate students about OSM as well as to
> contribute to the Building Canada 2020 project.
> Regards,
> Julia
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Julia C <juliaconzon at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','juliaconzon at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>> 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

*Tracey P. Lauriault*

Assistant Professor
Critical Media Studies and Big Data
Communication Studies
School of Journalism and Communication
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Carleton University
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