[Talk-us] Local OSM groups in the US

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Tue Jan 12 15:44:17 UTC 2016


Steve,
Thanks for the update. I've added you as the contact on our spreadsheet.

I wasn't aware that TeachOSM was attempting to map underserved areas. I'd
be interested in hearing more about what TeachOSM is working on.

Clifford

On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Steven Johnson <sejohnson8 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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.
>
> -- SEJ
> -- twitter: @geomantic
> -- skype: sejohnson8
>
> "Wretches, utter wretches, keep your hands off beans!" - v.141, *On
> Nature, *Empedocles
>
>
> 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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>>
>>
>> --
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>>
>> Dale Kunce
>> http://normalhabit.com
>>
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