[Talk-us] Any interest in Google Code-In?
sadam at clemson.edu
Fri Oct 29 14:11:37 BST 2010
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's a good idea. Is there a list of preset or validation test suggestions
> out there already? Are there smaller-sized JOSM plugins that could be
Things I'd propose:
A street suffix fixer based on MS Word's track/review that makes a
suggestion and asks the user if it's appropriate, but not make
automatic changes. Thus, semi-automation.
Add additional recognized relation roles to the validator.
Traffic Signal flagger: Flag intersections of more than 4 highway ways
(dual carriage ways, etc) as possibly having a traffic signal and
needing ground surveying for that and turn restrictions.
Football fixer: Someone has tagged sport=football with fixme:
ambiguous see the wiki. A fixer should be added that allows the
mapper to select from the choices if they know or can tell from
I may come up with some more.
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 7:56 AM, Adam Schreiber <sadam at clemson.edu> wrote:
>> Perhaps creation of additional JOSM presets/validation tests and fixes?
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:07 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Hi everyone,
>> >> At the Google Summer of Code mentors summit this past weekend Google
>> >> asked
>> >> us (the organizations that participated in Summer of Code) to also
>> >> participate in the Google Code-In project. The Code-In project is
>> >> similar to
>> >> the Summer of Code but for 13-18 year olds. The tasks are meant to be
>> >> much
>> >> smaller: the students are supposed to sign up for one task at a time,
>> >> they
>> >> get $100 for every 3 tasks they complete (up to $500).
>> >> I talked a bit with Carol (the Google woman running the project) who
>> >> liked
>> >> me suggestion for putting up a bunch of mapping-related projects. For
>> >> example, a project could be "map 100 restaurants in your area" or "map
>> >> all
>> >> stores in mall X".
>> > I'm not in favour of this idea. Mapping for pay will encourage gaming
>> > the system for money and ripping data from other sources. It will
>> > also create a group of mappers who will stop when the money runs out
>> > and potentially resentment among the mappers who have mapped thousands
>> > of restaurants for the love of mapping or the love of their town.
>> > If there are bite-sized code contributions, let's have a look at that.
>> > GSoC already has retention issues in the larger projects. Not every
>> > GSoC student continues with their project after the summer period. I
>> > see this as a larger problem in a project with a lower initial barrier
>> > to entry.
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