[Talk-GB] Fwd: OSM UK: Updates from November

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 16:57:31 UTC 2017

Hi all,

The latest OSM UK C.I.C newsletter just went out (see below/attached). You
receive this if you are a member of the organisation or signed up to the
newsletter via https://osmuk.org/join-our-newsletter/

The Advisory Board topic is a bit of a pain in the backside due to poor
timing so I thought it best to raise it here. As you may or may not be
aware the OSMF have tasked the Data Working Group (DWG) with writing a
policy for organised editing. The Advisory Board (AB) pulled our thoughts
together way back in October but because we are a relatively new group (had
our first phone meeting last week) we didn't get it across the line in time
to feed in to the DWGs work. Despite this, it looks like the AB will go
ahead and share its proposal/thought/guidelines in the coming days. This
could appear to be quite jarring with the DWG but we have the same aim
(i.e. to make OSM better) so hopefully it will spark some useful discussion.

Disclosure 1: I am a AB member and fed in to the text in October.
Disclosure 2: There is a link via the OSMF board between the DWG and the AB
so the AB's work _may_ have fed in to the DWGs but neither party officially
spoke. As noted this is due to the fact that AB is relatively new rather
than any desire to undermine each other.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: OSM UK <board at osmuk.org>
Date: 2 December 2017 at 16:32
Subject: OSM UK: Updates from November
To: rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com

November has been a busy month - read on to find out why
Geospatial Commission When the Chancellor presented his Autumn Budget to
Parliament it included the announcement
of a new Geospatial Commission tasked with maximising the value of all UK
government data linked to location. We are super excited about what this
can mean for OSM and are looking forward to getting involved
where we can.
  AGM locations Its a long time until our next AGM but planning has already
started. We would like to know your preference of location. Please complete
our loomio poll
Not yet on Loomio? Sign up today - it only takes 2 minutes.
  Community validation tool Over on the talk-gb mailing list there has been
a lot of discussion about how best to add third party Shell petrol station
data to OSM. Based on your feedback Ilya has developed a Community
Validation tool
We'd like your view on this - is it an example that we can share as good
practice? Let us know here
  Advisory Board Rob has now taken his seat on OSMF's Advisory Board
which currently includes 5 corporate members and 5 local chapter
representatives. Although relatively new the proposed Directed Editing
has given us something to discuss. We drafted a proposal based on the
groups experience way back in October but didn't manage to share it in time.

Despite the bad timing the group is likely to publish its guideline. The
hope is to continue the discussion around organised editing with the goal
of eventually converging on a common set of best practices. Once published
it would be good to do a compare and contrast - for example, how do they
effect you?
Best regards,

*Your OSM UK Directors (Adam Hoyle, Brian Prangle, Gregory Marler, Jon
Harley & Rob Nickerson)*
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