[Talk-us] Local OSM groups in the US

Steven Johnson sejohnson8 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 13:23:02 UTC 2016


Dale & list,
TeachOSM has initiated a project with the US Census Bureau we've been
calling 'Missing America', dedicated to mapping those marginal areas and
vulnerable populations. We're just getting organized, but anticipate local
communities playing a part in both mapping as well as community
organization. Happy to chat more off list.

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While Missing Maps is mostly internationally focused we always hoped to
> support local OSM communities in the US. We would love to find more ways we
> can support the mapping of vulnerable populations in the US. I'd like to
> participate when you have your next call.
>
>
> Great initiative and I look forward to helping out.
>
> Dale
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 8:08 PM, Martijn van Exel <
> martijn at openstreetmap.us> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>> Eleanor, Clifford and I started talking about ways to make local OSM
>> groups more successful, and / or how to support more of them. See our
>> meeting notes here if you are interested:
>> https://gist.github.com/mvexel/ffefcbf2c3012af51f16
>>
>> Currently we are compiling a list of local groups that are active. Here
>> is what we have right now (after only a bit of searching Meetup by Clifford)
>>
>> Bay Area OSMToronto OSM EnthusiastsOSM ColoradoOSM SeattleOSM Salt Lake
>> CityOSM Tampa BayPhoenix GeoOSM St. Louis Mid America MappersOSM
>> Southern CaliforniaOSM OttawaMapping DCOSM Kansas CityOSM VancouverMapGive
>> mapathon (DC)
>> Do you know of any others, please let us know! With a link / contact
>> person if possible.
>>
>> We will meet again in a couple of weeks. If you want to help think about
>> and work on ways to support local OSM groups, let us know and we will make
>> sure you get on the next call with us.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Martijn
>>
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