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

Michal Migurski mike at teczno.com
Mon Aug 5 19:14:42 UTC 2013


I'd love to help with this, but I'm not much of a burner (first & last: 2001) so I won't be able to follow up. Sorry!

-mike.

On Aug 5, 2013, at 11:54 AM, Jeffrey Johnson wrote:

> He was certainly involved back then, but like me, his interest in
> BM/BRC has dropped off a bit. I've connected Migurski with the people
> in the Bay Area that have all the data and hoping he can help get
> everything together so it can go into the map.
> 
> Jeff
> 
> On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Steven Johnson <sejohnson8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm almost certain that Mikel was involved in one, or both of those '08/'09
>> efforts to map Black Rock City. Worth contacting him about what it would
>> take to re-do it for 2013.
>> 
>> -- SEJ
>> -- twitter: @geomantic
>> -- skype: sejohnson8
>> 
>> There are two types of people in the world. Those that can extrapolate from
>> incomplete data.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>>> On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Clay Smalley <claysmalley at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 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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