[Talk-ca] Building Canada 2020 OSMGeoWeek Mapathons

Tracey P. Lauriault tlauriau at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 16:41:40 UTC 2017

We did not expect these problems Andy. Now we know, I did work with
experts, and Now that I know what I know now, deeper and more consultation
would have been mutually beneficial.

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 19/10/2017 16:53, Tracey P. Lauriault wrote:
>> 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.
> Absolutely - I've become something of a broken record on OSM's mailing
> lists suggesting that people try things out on OSM's "dev" server or some
> other sandbox, and create their own copy of OSM's rendering server so that
> they can test out map style changes.  Using a different server will have
> knock-on effects if you're relying on other tools outside of OSM though
> (e.g. Mapillary - you'd need to talk to them about whether they can create
> something that works with a test server).
> Before you started the assignment did you ask about any kind of sandbox
> (or even "ask about what you needed to ask about"?).  It's great that the
> local OSM community have got involved with help students out at eg.
> https://github.com/TraceyLauriault/COMS2200A , but I suspect that a bit
> more warning might have avoided people been taken by surprise.  "Find your
> local OSM community and talk to them about what you're planning to do"
> would probably be the 0th thing that I'd suggest for any academic project
> like this.
> Additionally, it'd be great to know what other specifc feedback you have
> for other people planning similar things.  If there are specific
> outstanding general questions maybe https://help.openstreetmap.org
> /questions/ might be a good place to ask them?  It's not well suited to
> questions relevant to one mapper only but it's great for "how do I find out
> how to do XYZ with Overpass" or similar.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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