[Talk-ca] Building Canada 2020 OSMGeoWeek Mapathons

Matthew Darwin matthew at mdarwin.ca
Thu Oct 19 16:42:46 UTC 2017


I look forward to seeing/hearing the reflections and look forward to 
an improved version of this activity in the future!

On 2017-10-19 11:53 AM, Tracey P. Lauriault wrote:
> 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 
> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Carleton_University/COMS4407_Critical_Data_Studies_(Fall_2017) 
> <https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Ed/Carleton_University/COMS4407_Critical_Data_Studies_%28Fall_2017%29> 
> 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.
> CHeerio
> T
> On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Julia C <juliaconzon at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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 engageCanadian
>         universities to participate in theBuilding Canada 2020
>         project
>         <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Canada/Building_Canada_2020> by
>         hosting mapathons duringOSMGeoWeek
>         <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 documentationsliketeachOSM
>         <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 onthis wiki page
>         <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Canada/Building_Canada_2020/OSMGeoWeek2017>.
>         On theCanada 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/*
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> Communication Studies School of Journalism and Communication Suite 
> 4110, River Building Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive 
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