[OSM-talk] Can we utilise the popularity of Pokémon Go for OSM?
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
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.
> 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)
> 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
> > 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 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.
> >>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Go
> >> With regards,
> >> Svavar Kjarrval
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