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

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 10:36:41 UTC 2016

Thanks from me too Harry. It would be a nice gesture to include a filter
for Belgium as they've just started a schools QP. Like Rob I'm amazed at
how this QP has taken off compared to previous efforts



On 17 January 2016 at 20:35, Harry Wood <mail at harrywood.co.uk> wrote:

> I made a new tracker tool for this school mapping project:
> http://harrywood.dev.openstreetmap.org/diffreader/schools
> 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 :-)
> Harry
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