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

Alejandro S. alejandroscf at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 13:36:10 UTC 2016


They are develeoped by the same entrprise, Niantic, all the pokestops and
gyms are the portals mpped by users in Ingress

Atentamente,
  Alejandro Suárez

On 14 July 2016 at 15:29, Blake Girardot <bgirardot en gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Polyglot,
>
> Have you seen the mobile game "Ingress"  https://www.ingress.com/
>
> That is an augmented reality, outdoor game related to mapping somehow.
> I am seeing it mentioned in relation to this new pokemon game too, not
> sure how they are related.
>
> It was also developed by a subsidiary of google so I am sure someone
> has contemplated how it might be used to improve map data.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_(video_game)
>
> I do not know exactly how it is played, but there are portals which
> are typically PoI's and businesses (part of the funding model).
>
> But ingress looked like a great app to help with OSM mapping in some
> parts of the world if it could be adapted or partnered with.
>
> Now how you go about getting the exposure and network effect of
> something like pokemon, that is a different story. Ingress looks super
> cool and has been around for 4 years and I bet almost no one has heard
> of it. (note they claim 7 million players, but i wonder is that is 7
> million signups really)
>
> cheers
> blake
>
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 2:06 PM, Jo <winfixit en gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm not playing the game, as it would get in the way of making Mapillary
> > pictures...
> > If you could convince the creators of the game to include making pictures
> > (and sending them out when back on wifi) to gain extra points of spots
> where
> > we need such pictures, then yes. Without their cooperation, you'd need to
> > convince them to install another app and it wouldn't make the players win
> > extra points in the Pokemon game, so I don't think they'd be very
> > interested.
> >
> > Now, if we could launch a game of our own and hype that...
> >
> > Polyglot
> >
> > 2016-07-14 13:46 GMT+02:00 Svavar Kjarrval <svavar en kjarrval.is>:
> >>
> >> 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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