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    On 31/03/18 13:25, Bryan Housel wrote:<br>
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          building an index of OSM community resources here:
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          <div class="">"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.</div>
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    I think that's an excellent idea - quite often I'd like to recommend
    something to a mapper in a country that I'm not familiar with, and
    it can be difficult to do that if you're unfamiliar with the local
    community (and especially if they're using non-open communication
    channels that can be less easy to "just drop in on").<br>
    <br>
    However I'm a bit confused about what sort of contributions you want
    - <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://github.com/osmlab/osm-community-index/issues/new">https://github.com/osmlab/osm-community-index/issues/new</a> loads a
    template that seems to be looking for something in Markdown format
    (one per resource) with a geojson file (I think - it's really not
    clear).  I'd be happy to provide information that you could use to
    create the content you want, but I've no idea how to provide what
    the site seems to be asking for (and I suspect I won't be alone in
    that).<br>
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    For example, for GB I'd suggest:<br>
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    o That international resources such as the help site and the wiki
    are likely to be the first best point of contact<br>
    <br>
    o That the most commonly used local resource is probably the talk-gb
    mailing list <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-gb">https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-gb</a> (but
    note that the part of the UK that is on the island of Ireland is
    best served by <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ie">https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ie</a>),
    and there's also
    <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-scotland">https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-scotland</a> and other
    regional lists.<br>
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    o That there's usually someone able to respond to "ad hoc" questions
    in #osm-gb on IRC (but I'd link to that via
    <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/IRC">http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/IRC</a> as other international channels may be
    relevant too).<br>
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    o There are regular meetups in at least London
    <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/London#Upcoming_Events">https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/London#Upcoming_Events</a> ,
    Scotland,
    <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Edinburgh#Social_Events">https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Edinburgh#Social_Events</a> , West
    Midlands <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mappa_Mercia#Meetings">https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mappa_Mercia#Meetings</a>,
    and East Midlands
    <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nottingham/Pub_Meetup">https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nottingham/Pub_Meetup</a> .<br>
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    o There's a "loomio" site (accessible from
    <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://osmuk.org/pinned/join-the-conversation/">https://osmuk.org/pinned/join-the-conversation/</a>) associated with the
    OSMF chapter in the UK <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://osmuk.org/">https://osmuk.org/</a> , although that is very
    low volume right now (though that may change, of course).<br>
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    There are also I'm sure a bunch of twitter accounts associated with
    individuals and groups - but I'd hesitate to try and sort the wheat
    from the chaff there.  I'm sure I'll have missed stuff too (and
    another person's list of resources might differ from my subjective
    list.<br>
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    Is that sort of information useful?<br>
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    Best Regards,<br>
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    Andy<br>
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