[Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US
kathleen.danielson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 10:06:09 UTC 2013
Wow--thanks for sharing those stats! They are really interesting!
I just took a look at the link you shared and it looks like we're seeing
the number of mappers contributing on any given day. Do you know if it's
possible to find the number of mappers contributing in a week or even
month? That might give us a better sense of the "real" number of mappers in
the US. (They would all still be relative to other countries, but it might
give us a better indication of how we're doing. For example, when I first
saw that 202 number, I was surprised at how low it was compared to SOTMUS
attendance (380+), but knowing it's a daily tally makes far more sense.
Anyway, I think that a goal of increasing active mappers is really smart--
perhaps we could set annual or quarterly targets for ourselves?
Can you talk more about what an OSM Ambassador would do? I'm familiar w/
Fedora, but not its Ambassadors.
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>wrote:
> We have over 200 mappers contributing to OSM in the US driving us to
> second place, but way behind Germany. Look at OSM Stats for the details.
> Second place is good, but I wonder what we could be if we made it our goal
> to increase the number of active mappers. When you look at our numbers
> against our population, there is a lot of room for growth. See the chart of
> the top 10 below. The data was taken from osmstats along
> with population data from Wikipedia.
> Rank Country Population Mappers Nodes Created Nodes Modified Deleted
> Nodes New Nodes Per Mapper Mappers per 1M Population 1 Germany 80,493,000
> 564 72992 40981 7174 129 7.01 2 United States 316,278,000 202 62036 18103
> 23815 307 0.64 3 Russia 143,400,000 191 84192 17872 3008 441 1.33 4
> France 65,684,000 182 116333 14463 13497 639 2.77 5 Italy 59,704,082 116
> 42873 10047 2603 370 1.94 6 United Kingdom 63,181,775 113 36210 4111 2233
> 320 1.79 7 Poland 38,533,299 91 37578 4271 4112 413 2.36 8 Austria 8,464,554
> 77 18564 4414 948 241 9.10 9 Spain 47,059,533 70 25214 3745 712 360 1.49
> 10 Belgium 11,153,405 52 16430 2201 1670 316 4.66
> I'd like to suggest that we adopt a goal of increasing the number of
> active mappers in the US. I'm not sure how we accomplish it, but I'd like
> to solicit suggestions and feedback. Lets set some target goals. I think
> this is a worth while project to work on.
> I'll start by just listing a few of my thoughts:
> We need publicity!
> Increase diversity of mappers by attracting more women and minority mappers
> Support for local groups
> OSM Ambassadors (Like Fedora Ambassadors if you are familiar with the
> linux distribution Fedora)
> OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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