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#1 2012-01-29 01:17:17

Registered: 2009-11-28
Posts: 3,313

Night of the living maps 07.02.2012 - virtual global mapping party

Hello community,
sorry that I have to post this in english, but I can't speak your language sad Maybe someone can translate this for your local people, please?

Since a few weeks, we had the idea for a global action, that we'd like to announce today:
At Thursday, the 07.02.2012 we stay awake a whole night long, to trace aerial imagery for the areas, that where we currently lack a lot of informations: the countryside. Outside the big cities of your counties.
Sadly we have no real big international events here at OSM, maybe we can change that with this 'LAN party'?

So we please you, to ask your local OSM community, if they doesn't want to start a small local party. It's not that much work, usually you can get a room by univeristy/Hackerspace/local goverment/... for free. Then you just need a few notebooks and Coffee to get the party started wink
We thought that it would be great, if you submit your changesets with a comment starting with '#notlm...', so we are able to select them for animations or just view where all of you are working.

Even if it's not the main goal to promote OSM and to attract newbies, it would be great, if you could present your event to others. You will find/can upload flyers and social media contacts right here: … /promotion … 5540386200

But there is still enough stuff to do, for all of us:
-translating the wiki page for your local community
-setup animation rendering/statistics
-maybe we can get a webcam wall or something similar?
-add a tips&tricks page for your tips on good productivity and how to surround the usual aerial tracing pitfalls

Of course we know, that using just Bing, is only #2 choice for adding details to our database and that survey is what we all realy like. But in this case, we believe, that it is a good compromise (see hints in Wiki). Currently there seem to be no definitive answer if this technique is right or wrong, maybe we can decide on this when years passed and we can take a look back. So for now, let's just do what we are good at: Create together a real good map smile

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