[Talk-GB] OSM University of Liverpool exercise (or 200 free(ish) volunteers)

Andy Robinson ajrlists at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 09:08:52 UTC 2014


/me looks forward to the thesis on adding a tagged node to OSM ;-)

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From: David Woolley [mailto:forums at david-woolley.me.uk] 
Sent: 27 November 2014 23:06
To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OSM University of Liverpool exercise (or 200 free(ish) volunteers)

On 27/11/14 14:09, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
> Nice initiative! I think adding building outlines is quite useful, and 
> has relatively low risk that the students break things (an important

The disadvantage, here, is that it is a vocational type exercise, not an academic one.  An academic one should include a significant element of mapping for the database, should involve higher level decisions than needed just for drawing, and might want to make the students actually consider things like whether data can legally be used.

Whereas, for a normal new mapper, you don't want to put them in a position where they need to make complex decisions that they may not appreciate, for an academic course, you want to give people an appreciation of the need for those decisions.

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