[OSM-talk] Beware Pokemon users

Tobias Zwick osm at westnordost.de
Sat Dec 31 14:06:45 UTC 2016

To have a gamified way to contribute to OSM was my original idea for
StreetComplete[1]. There should be leaderboards, badges/achievements
and different stats, also different quest givers/categories each with
own pictures (like i.e. on WikiMapia), a possibility to form teams and
compete with each other for "dominance" (=contributing most) in cities.

So the game itself would (still) be to directly contribute to OSM itself
but I think this is a good enough basis for a gamey app.

For StreetComplete, it currently develops more into the direction of a
surveyor app, but only because I want to get the basics working first,
so everything is no-frills.


[1] see https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete

On 30.12.2016 9:43 PM, moltonel wrote:
> On 30 December 2016 18:50:17 GMT+00:00, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>> What's the elevator pitch for Kort?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Kort_Game
> It's a gamified way to edit osm, which is good  but unlikely to attract non-OSMers. I'd like something that is more geared towards gamers but still directly usefull for mappers.

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