[Talk-us] GeoBadges 1.0 for OpenStreetMap

Steven Johnson sejohnson8 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 18:03:44 UTC 2015

Hi Simon,
The developers selected the Credly platform specifically so that the OSM
community is not in the business of collecting and managing personally
identifiable information (PII). Also, we're doing two things to insure
GeoBadges users understand terms and conditions of the badging process:

1. We're adding language to the 'About' section of the site to clarify the
relationship: *"**For GeoBadge earning and issuing, we work with the
Credly.com platform. Credly manages all earner-level data and security. By
partnering with Credly, we can help earners increase the impact of their
achievements by sharing it on social media platforms and connecting to
other digital badging projects that also use Credly. To learn more about
Credly, visit credly.com <http://credly.com/>.*

*GeoBadges complies with the COPPA and DCMA laws of the United States. Only
individuals age 13+ are eligible to earn GeoBadges. If any content on the
site seems inappropriate or out of compliance, please contact us
immediately at geobadges at americangeo.org <geobadges at americangeo.org>."*

2. We're removing the Grade 3-5 option, since clearly that would be
marketed to under 13.

Thanks for your concern. Hope I've addressed your question. Best regards,

-- SEJ
-- twitter: @geomantic
-- skype: sejohnson8

"Wretches, utter wretches, keep your hands off beans!" - v.141, *On Nature,

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 6:59 AM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> I assume that you have got legal advice on the COPPA related consequences
> of your activities and are willing to share this with the OSMF?
> Simon
> Am 17.11.2015 um 02:45 schrieb Steven Johnson:
> Hello list,
> Just in time for #OSMGeoweek, TeachOSM with support from Mapstory.org and
> American Geographical Society, has released the first OpenStreetMap
> Surveyor I badge.[1]
> The badge is aimed at the newest open mappers of any age and is awarded
> for successful acquisition of basic editing skills on OpenStreetMap. We
> envision this badge to be the first in a constellation of more specialized
> badges based on skill sets, domains, area knowledge, and so forth. For more
> info on the mechanics of GeoBadges, see the AGS blog post[2].
> We have a special deal during OSMGeoweek: Anyone who maps in any of the
> #100Mapathons, #MissingMaps, #PeaceCorps, or #HOT events during OSMGeoweek
> will be eligible to claim the badge. Just make sure to comment your
> changeset with one of the 2015 OSMGeoweek hashtags so we can find it.
> Happy Mapping, everyone...
> [1] http://bit.ly/1NAhybF
> [2] http://bit.ly/1Pwsi0G <https://t.co/nfsoqNYFvW>
> -- SEJ
> -- twitter: @geomantic
> -- skype: sejohnson8
> "Wretches, utter wretches, keep your hands off beans!" - v.141, *On
> Nature, *Empedocles
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