[OSM-talk] Can we utilise the popularity of Pokémon Go for OSM?

Jóhannes Birgir Jensson joi at betra.is
Thu Jul 14 11:57:26 UTC 2016

I've wondered about it but doubt it. The Pokémon Go app needs to be in 
the foreground to work whilst we would want them to swap over to Maps.me 
(ease of use), Vespucci, OsmAnd or other app editors on occassions.

Best bet would maybe be some Field Papers thing?


Þann 14.07.2016 11:46, Svavar Kjarrval reit:
> Hi.
> Now that Pokémon Go[1] is gaining popularity, people in general will
> spend more time outside walking around with their phone in hand (and
> some with mobile USB chargers). I'm wondering if there might be
> opportunities for OpenStreetMap to utilise that activity to encourage
> the gamers to collect (non-infringing) data for OSM while they're
> playing the game anyway.
> I'm not claiming I have any specific ideas at this point. Just wanted 
> to
> bring this point forward.
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Go
> With regards,
> Svavar Kjarrval
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