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

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Jul 14 12:10:28 UTC 2016


I have already reverted some poke stops and gyms, and that was before it was released. Now its been released,,today in the UK,  we need to watch for this type of edit.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Thu Jul 14 12:57:26 2016 GMT+0100, Jóhannes Birgir Jensson wrote:
> 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?
> 
> --Jói
> 
> 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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