[Talk-us] Fall Editathon Seattle Edition

Steven Johnson sejohnson8 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 19:58:51 UTC 2013


Yes, another ringing endorsement for Battlegrid. I used it quite a bit at
yesterday's DC #editathon. It's very helpful in finding alignment needles
in haystacks of TIGER/OSM data.

Also, thanks to Mele for pulling together a great #editathon how-to. Lots
of good stuff there.
SEJ

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On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:44 AM, Jeff Meyer <jeff at gwhat.org> wrote:

> Battlegrid rules.
>
> Looking forward to seeing a clean area in the Seattle-Tacoma corridor!
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 4:49 AM, Kathleen Danielson <
> kathleen.danielson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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