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

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Fri Jul 26 17:04:24 UTC 2013

Inspired by this discussion, I've written up a blog post on why we at the
OSM-US chapter love calling editathons:


Like I mentioned before, I think they're a great tool to create an excuse
or an impulse for people around the US to get together in meat space and
work on OpenStreetMap. We're fully intending to keep calling them
regularly. Now also speaking as someone who's helped running them locally
in DC, they've been fun to organize and good energy has come from them.

Suggestions and feedback on how to improve them are more than welcome.


On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Michal Migurski <mike at teczno.com> wrote:
>> We had excellent turnout yesterday in San Francisco with almost 20 people
>> in Code for America's Ben Franklin room. We got a lot of newcomers who had
>> attended the June SOTM and were interested in contributing, a near 50/50
>> gender balance (!!!), and a handful of traditional GIS & education people
>> who were looking for connections to the OSM world. Attendees worked on a
>> bunch of projects: cycling route relations in Kansas City, building import
>> process for SF, highly-detailed parking lot models for San Ramon, addresses
>> and business in San Jose, and automated detection of unmapped suburbs from
>> Telenav probe data (not public).
> Way to Go!
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> Clifford
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