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

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 5 21:08:51 UTC 2013


Yea, 2008/2009 is now in OpenHistoricalMap (site down now of course!). I'd like to get all the past years in there too. Even Mike's 2001 experience ;). We could remove these from OSM ... but I only think it's worth it after this years BRC is up there.

I can lend some advice for this year, but don't have time to do the process directly. In years past, we got details on the center, orientation, width and names of streets, and some core infastructure like airport, toilets, burn barrels .. pretty early, from the DPW. From that, we calculated the street networks, etc, and not a problem to put on OSM. The other big data set is from artery, the location of art works ... which does change on the playa from the plans ... but usually no issue to publish as soon as available. The tricky data set is theme camp sites, which is usually published as both coordinates, and as a image showing the precise layout of each camp ... and that has been traced into OSM (there's definitely a better way, see Jeff's comment about us no longer being involved ;). This camp data is embargoed until gates open, as everyone gets pissy about their camp placement, and makes it all more tricky to manage on OSM.


I don't know what the current state of things is. Andrew would definitely know the deal. Sounds like Jeff might have some data despite himself.
 
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>To: Michal Migurski <mike at teczno.com> 
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>Clay, does this give you something to work with? 
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>On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 3:14 PM, Michal Migurski <mike at teczno.com> wrote:
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>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!
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>>-mike.
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>>On Aug 5, 2013, at 11:54 AM, Jeffrey Johnson wrote:
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>>> 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
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>>> 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
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>>>> There are two types of people in the world. Those that can extrapolate from
>>>> incomplete data.
>>>>
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>>>>>> 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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