[Talk-us] Fall Editathon Seattle Edition

Kathleen Danielson kathleen.danielson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 11:49:22 UTC 2013


Mele,

That resource page is awesome! We should definitely put that into our
toolkit to help future editathon organizers!

DC's Editathon is happening later today!

KD


On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM, Melelani Sax-Barnett <saxbarm at gmail.com>wrote:

> Things went well in PDX too-- we had about 14 people who came and went
> throughout the day. Lots of newbies too! I did forget to take pictures
> though-- oops.
>
> Feel free to use/fork our resources page and slides here:
> http://pdxmele.com/editathon
> Repo: https://github.com/pdxmele/editathon
>
> Good luck to the other meetups this weekend!
>
> My best,
> Mele
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>
>> 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:
>> http://www.meetup.com/osmutah/
>>
>> 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
>> >
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