[Talk-GB] Quarterly Project : Schools - New edit tracker tool

Harry Wood mail at harrywood.co.uk
Sun Jan 17 20:35:14 UTC 2016

I made a new tracker tool for this school mapping project:


So have fun with that! This gives us a user ranking of who's been making most edits to schools, counting by objects rather than by changesets. If you edit 10 schools in a single changeset you score 10 edits. So that's better but...

Obviously this might "mis-count" in other ways. Minor tweaks will count the same as careful detailed mapping. Repeated tweaks split into different changesets will score one per changeset. The biggest problem is that careful detailed mapping of buildings and other features inside a school area, which we'd definitely like to encourage, won't get counted at all unless you touch the school area.

You may recognise it as a re-purposing of the Wimbledon tennis edit tracker and the Big Baseball Project edit tracker. I've made it filter out only school edits within a UK & Ireland bounding box (which was a surprisingly difficult extension to the code, since diff files don't necessarily have any coordinates for a modified way) I set the tool to crunch the numbers starting from 1st Jan.

One thing I said during the baseball project, was that user rankings are all good fun, but the most important number is the number of users we've managed to get involved in the project! (highlighted in yellow) But maybe I'm just saying that because I need to work on my own ranking :-)


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