[OSM-talk] New study on OSM from the University of Heidelberg (OpenStreetMap study shows around 192, 000 active users)

Michael Kugelmann MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de
Wed Aug 1 22:19:04 BST 2012

On 01.08.2012 18:54, pavithran wrote:
> More SOTM's in Asia
> could change things in Asia
I'm not sure about that:
* somebody who is not active in OSM doesn't know about a SOTM or doesn't 
join it as it doesn't seem relevat to him
* The "big SOTM" does maybe not addess the needs of a local mapper as it 
covers more global issues in the talks
* There might be barriers regarding language of a international SOTM:
    if you do two tracks (English and local-language) a participant from 
another country nearby might understand nothing
    as English is not so common in Asia and e.g. a person from China 
might not understand Japanese...
* in the past the "big SOTMs" have not been that beginner oriented...

So for me it makes more sense to do regulars' tables or mapping parties 
=> much more practical and easier to learn for newbies.

Just my 2 cents,

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