[OSM-talk] Help me build an OSM Community Index

Johannes Singler johannes at singler.name
Wed Apr 18 05:11:34 UTC 2018


I think this is a great idea for community building.

BTW what about having similar functionality *during* editing?  For 
example showing a link to the OSM wiki page of the currently edited area?
Such pages often tell what to pay special attention to in a certain 
area, but IMHO they would deserve more visits (which could be improved 
by showing such links).


Am 31.03.2018 um 14:25 schrieb Bryan Housel:
> I’ve started building an index of OSM community resources here:
> https://github.com/osmlab/osm-community-index
> "Resources" can be links to forums, meetups, Slack groups, Facebook 
> groups, mailing lists, and so on. Anything that mappers, especially 
> beginners, might find interesting or helpful.
> *Why?*
> Currently when you save an edit in iD, you will see a screen prompting 
> you to share your edit on Facebook, Twitter, Google+.  But we’d prefer 
> instead to use this screen to let the user know more about the community 
> around where they are editing.
> See https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/4815  for discussion and 
> some mockups.
> While the initial use of this index will be primarily to support this iD 
> feature that will be released soon, I’d love to see other applications 
> that have a community focus use the index as well.  For example, if you 
> are reviewing an edit in OSMCha, and you see something that looks like 
> vandalism or an undiscussed import and you want to ask someone in the 
> local community to take a look, this index could tell you how to reach 
> out to somebody local.
> *What about { existing lists / the OSM wiki }?*
> I did look at existing community lists, and there are several, but most 
> of those lists do not support adding a bounding polygon around a 
> community.  Several of them do let you place a single pin where the 
> community is, but I was looking for something that would let me draw 
> complex bounding areas, and filter to only show communities active 
> around in the area where a user is editing.
> We already have a successful project for sharing imagery sources that 
> editors can use (see https://github.com/osmlab/editor-layer-index ) so I 
> decided to create something very similar.
> *How can I help?*
> Glad you asked!
> 1.  Go to https://github.com/osmlab/osm-community-index/  and watch or 
> star the project. ⭐️
> 2.  Read the README and CONTRIBUTING documents.  These contain info 
> about which files need to be added:
>   * Each resource needs a `.json` file to describe it, and
>   * a `.geojson` file to describe where the region where it is active.
>       (multiple resources can share a .geojson file)
> 3.  Either add the files with a Pull Request, or open an issue for 
> somebody else to add the files.
> Thanks!
> Bryan
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