[Talk-GB] UK/GB OpenStreetMap survey results
paul.bivand at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Aug 16 18:53:01 UTC 2015
As this has dropped off the active thread list a bit.
I'd broadly agree with this, though I'm more corporate sponsors than members.
My feeling on responding with a greater emphasis on community rather than
techy stuff was that those OSM discussions I've been to (mapping parties in
Gravesend, Maidstone) is that OSM meetups tend towards the techy.
For those of us who don't speak Java or Ruby or whatever, this is quite an
obstacle. And offputting (which is why I haven't gone to the London meetups
though I work in London, the reports seem even more techy.
Which isn't to say that a render that makes sense for the UK shouldn't be
done, its more that the focus of a UK OSM group should be:
1) growing and retaining mappers.
2) getting the UK up to some level of completion (multiplying the post-hoc
system for other datasets.)
3) encouraging repeat ground surveys to check changes.
On Friday 07 Aug 2015 11:18:50 Brian Prangle wrote:
> Seeing as the survey put technical stuff like a new render low on the
> priority list ( it got one of the lowest "strongly agree" scores) lets
> refocus on the community stuff that the survey indicated should be more of
> a priority. A new UK render should be a separate task and discussion in my
> opinion. Here's my tuppence worth on 100 days
> 100 members
> 10 Corporate members (if we decide that's what we want)
> 1 Flagship sponsor
> 1 Engagement Initiative launched with 1 new instance underway
> Website and social media in placeNy
> Online shop with merchandise (e.g hiviz vests)
> 5 contacts identified in major organisations
> discussions underway with OSM data user organisations
> Committee/Board 2 meetings
> 1 online policy vote
> Sponsor pack in place
> Media Pack in Place
> 1 Press release
> 1 indepth piece of media coverage
> On 1 August 2015 at 12:53, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Thank you for taking the time to fill out the "A UK OpenStreetMap group?"
> > survey. In the 3 weeks since the survey first opened we received a total
> > of
> > 101 responses. This is a great response rate and indicates that many
> > people
> > are interested in the prospect of such a group.
> > So what do the results show? Please follow the link below for a break down
> > of the results and some suggestions as to next steps for this group.
> > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A8rKyKUW0X01n-JEMLwEUT4ktX-7WrxNP03YTk
> > Zs6lU/edit#
> > I look forward to hearing your views on this. If possible please send
> > replies to talk-gb at openstreetmap.org so that other members can view your
> > comments (emails sent to this address are publicly visible).
> > Best wishes,
> > Rob
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