[Talk-us] OSM US Camera lending program update

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Jun 14 17:12:28 UTC 2018

Hi all, 

You may have seen that OSM US has started a camera lending program in partnership with Telenav[1]. You can borrow a camera for up to 3 months to capture street level imagery while driving. The camera uploads the imagery to OpenStreetCam automatically.

When we introduced the program, we offered an additional perk: if you collect more than 400,000 OSC points using the camera while you have it, the camera would be yours to keep.

Well, we are only a few weeks in and we underestimated the amount of driving mappers will do to collect OSC points :) To make sure that the program is sustainable, and we don't run out of cameras altogether, we are raising the point amount needed to keep the camera to 1,000,000. This amount should still be attainable within 3 months, but it will also allow us to have more people enjoy this benefit of OSM US membership :) 

The new limit will apply to any new applicants, and anyone who has applied but has not been sent a camera yet.

Oh, if you're not a member of OSM US yet, this is one of the great reasons to join. Do so here today: http://www.openstreetmap.us/join/ 


[1] http://www.openstreetmap.us/2018/05/camera-lending-program/
  Martijn van Exel
  m at rtijn.org

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