[Talk-us] Burning Man old data, publicity opportunity

Clay Smalley claysmalley at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 18:25:06 UTC 2013


So Black Rock City is mapped on OpenStreetMap... twice. And both are old
versions (the city as it was in 2008 and 2009). Anyone know why this is?
Should the two old cities be deleted and replaced with the 2013 city?

I have a feeling that this could be a fun publicity opportunity for OSM, if
we're the first ones to map out Black Rock City during Burning Man. Not to
mention that the kind of people who go to Burning Man would probably rather
support OSM over Google Maps, given someone tells them about OSM. It brings
in people from everywhere, so ideally they could go back to their
respective communities and possibly get more involved in local OSM mapping.

Just ranting a pipe dream. Does this sound realistic?
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