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

Jeffrey Johnson ortelius at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 19:18:49 UTC 2013


No worries, I will see if I can get the data together and pass it off
to someone that can do something with it. Potentially Mikel.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Michal Migurski <mike at teczno.com> wrote:
> 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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