[OSM-talk] Microvolunteering - interesting opportunity for low barrier OSM contribution

OJ W ojwlists at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 18 13:12:21 BST 2009


Perhaps openstreetbugs (or whatever issue-tracking system we end up
with) could have an "ask for help" option that would publish a
question for Extraordinaries to answer by visiting the location?


On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Martijn van Exel<mvexel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all - I just stumbled upon a new initiative called The
> Extraordinaries, which is about taking volunteering to people's smart
> phones. The basic idea is that as a user you start the app and pick a
> cause that you would like to spend a couple mins of your time for.
> This could range from bird observation to helping someone learn
> English. OSM could fit that bill well I think - having people take 5
> mins to add a couple POI in their immediate vicinity, or check the map
> for where they are right there & then. More info on their web site -->
> http://www.theextraordinaries.org/ or check youtube:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgEDDLl9E-Q
> Someone care to look into this further?




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