[talk-ch] New Membership Outreach

Christopher Beddow christopher.beddow at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 23:58:54 CEST 2022

I think my own use case is different. Specifically, I met someone at a
conference who does not edit OSM but is interested to learn. I'd like to
inform them about how to get involved in the local OSM community.

I could write them on LinkedIn or via email with some YouTube tutorial
links, a link to the weekly OSM newsletter, instructions for the Swiss OSM
talk-ch mailing list, and other tips.

I may very well do so. But would it not then be helpful to have this same
welcome info copied/pasted/hosted somewhere, even a GitHub markdown file,
that we could actually share as a web link to anyone we meet anywhere to
help them get started locally as a Swiss resident who may indeed want to
join a meeting, a Stammtisch, online discussions and such? It's what I look
for here and would look for if I arrived in another place.

Anyway, I can happily put together something and only ask for opinions on
what else might be helpful.



On Tue, Aug 30, 2022, 13:49 Marc M. <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> resend due to garbage
> Le 30.08.22 à 11:27, Simon Poole a écrit
> :> Am 29.08.2022 um 19:52 schrieb Christopher Beddow:
>  >> Aha thanks Simon, and agreed, too much stuff becomes too much work.
>  >> The new message goes to the OSM Inbox?
>  > Yes, and there's currently no alternative.
> I participated in the welcome of newcomers to France.
> There we put the welcome message on the changeset, the advantage was
> to be able to do this with several people and see who had already
> received the message. but here you can do this yourself, which
> limits the interest of the message on the changeset.
>  > The larger challenge is that the novelty of OpenStreetMap has worn off
> For new audiences, I think you have to meet their needs.
> and one of the main needs that Google Mps and other proprietary
> solutions meet is address search and guidance:
> - promote end-user applications (OsmAnd, Qwant, ...)
> - make all addr available to end-user
> I was just discussing yesterday with other contributors
> about creating an osm+addr opendata pbf. it would be practical
> to be able to make a file for OsmAnd
> - try to make openstreetmap presentations in regions
> that don't have existing local groups.
> - have osm used for example for the map of the municipalities
> - accompanying (review, talk, ...) the newcomers increases
> the chances that they will continue.
> Regards,
> Marc
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