[Talk-us] Fall Editathon Seattle Edition

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Sun Oct 20 00:51:38 UTC 2013

Good to hear you've been having a good time! Re: battlegrid: you're
most welcome! I've shown it to the folks present at the SLC Editathon
today, and everyone found it useful. Please don't hesitate to send any
feedback or suggestions this way.

We had a really good time here in Salt Lake. The turnout was good by
our standards (5 people, 2 new). We did not accomplish a lot of
mapping but we did discuss a potential Utah address points import
extensively. Also, because we all agreed this is a pleasant way to
spend a Saturday afternoon, we are introducing a new monthly event,
the Saturday Mapternoon! If you're in the area, check us out:

On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
> We had a great first day of map hacking in Seattle. I'd like to especially
> thank Martijn van Exel for creating maproulette.org/battlegrid. Our group is
> attacking the misaligned roads in Washington State using Battlegrid. For
> those that haven't used battlegrid, it is a visual tool to find difference
> between OSM roads and current Tiger data. We are finding that the Tiger data
> is better than OSM, especially in rural/outstate locations. But Tiger data
> isn't perfect either. Hopefully down the road, the US Census Bureau can use
> our data to improve their data.
> I would also like to thank Tableau Software for hosting this weekend.
> --
> Clifford
> OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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Martijn van Exel

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