[Talk-us] Steady increase in the number of mappers in the US

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Sat Jul 20 05:41:29 UTC 2013


On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM, Kai Krueger <kakrueger at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think that is partly due to a failure of tools and expectations. Too
> many tools are still geared towards the initial large scale acquisition
> of data. There indeed you will likely have a pattern of a few
> contributors contributing the bulk. But for keeping data current and of
> high quality, you will need many people who passively observe the data
> to (implicitly) check for errors and then occasionally make the odd
> edit, if there is indeed a mistake. At the moment, however, it is still
> to tedious from noticing an error in your every day use of OSM to fixing
> that mistake. Particularly if your every day use of OSM is not on
> osm.org but some other app or site, as so far editor integration on
> third party sites is still more or less non existent.
>

+1


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Clifford

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