[Talk-us] OSM Data Quality

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri May 31 21:37:32 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> and finally how do we make local communities work? Latter is super
> important because great local data (transit, businesses, addresses) is key
> to the usefulness (hey, another way of thinking about quality!) of OSM.
> Great local data is something you only get if folks who know a place, folks
> with different interests and from different walks of life, work on the map
> together. Currently that happens in too few places. I think one of the most
> important keys to making good OSM data great lies in figuring out how to
> build strong local communities.

Well said. I've been looking at the statistics, complements to Johan C, for
pointing me to the resource (which I can't find right now.) When looking at
the number of mappers as a percentage of population, the US lags. I'd like
to see the US agree to measure the metric, mappers per
100,000 population with a goal of drastically improving the numbers. Sorry
for being off topic, but Martijn comments were too good to pass up.


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