[Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US
clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri Jul 19 16:21:03 UTC 2013
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> This doesn't have to wait for funding, or permission! There are
> hundreds of OpenStreetMap "ambassadors" reading this list, right now.
Are you saying that you are satisfied with the number of active US mappers?
> 1) Start your local OpenStreetMap group. Meet on a regular schedule.
> Monthly is best. Make your goal, "be available to answer questions
> about OpenStreetMap". Everything else is okay too.
We already have an active local group that meets regularly. It currently
has over 125 members signed up.
> 2) Grow your local "ambassador team". You don't have to do it all
> You don't have to do it alone. Include people in your group who like
> to reach out to other groups. Include people who like to speak at
> events. Include people who can host at a venue. Share the load.
> "Replace yourself" with assistant- and alternate-organizers to
> strengthen the local team. But YOU have to start it. Just do that
> 3) Connect with other nearby local groups to share and enjoy. Drop in
> on Serge's group when you are in NYC. Thank him for starting it! Do
> the same when you travel to other places with local groups. Welcome
> distant mappers when they visit your local area, too.
> "Ambassador Program" Pah! Just get on with it. :-)
Sorry, I believe we need to think outside of our current box.
OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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