[OSM-talk] Pokemon GO now uses OSM globally - influx of new users

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sat Dec 2 07:14:20 UTC 2017


On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 2:54 PM, MichaƂ Brzozowski <www.haxor at gmail.com>
wrote:

> FYI, Pokemon GO now uses OSM not only to generate spawns, but also to
> display the in-game map. The news broke out on the web, especially on sites
> like Reddit.
>
> There is a spike of new users in some countries, like Brazil and USA
>

I've noticed about 5 new OpenStreetMap editors in as many days.  And I'm
actually pretty pleased with the level of material this wave has brought in
compared to the "rumors" wave earlier.

This also appears in Ingress, though sadly, not in Field Trip.
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