[talk-ch] Project for the ABZ Solidarity Fund

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 21:29:56 CET 2021

Hi Tiziano

I can confirm what Mateusz and Marc said: Just try it.

I just want to add following infos :
* At https://openschoolmaps.ch/pages/materialien.html there's a zip
file at the botton containing an englisch version of "Mapping the
Surroundings (... Yourself - Outdoor Mapping Event)". for instructors
(like you :-) and participants.
* Then, look e.g. at how the Writing Contest:
where we just counted the changes in OSM.

Important for such a contest is, that a hashtag - like #CastleProject
) in the Wikimedia writing contest - is being consistently used
(mainly as a changeset comment when adding to OSM)!

Yours, Stefan

Am Fr., 19. März 2021 um 12:14 Uhr schrieb Mateusz Konieczny
<matkoniecz at tutanota.com>:
> Mar 18, 2021, 12:09 by tm at dev-zero.ch:
> That has also been one of my worries, with a contest there will be inevitably some who will try to cheat. Which would then require some sort of controlling, but people getting disqualified if cheating was discovered and simple analysis on user entries might already prevent a lot of spam.
> Besides the contest, do you think the general concept of organizing a mapping day/week/weekend is something people might be interested?
> from looking at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapping_parties
> and https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mapathon
> that document some tiny subsection of such events - answer seems yes
> It probably highly depends on people that you are trying to attract,
> how you do this etc.
> But I would recommend at least trying (as long as it is not blocked by COVID issues).
> It may work nicely in combination with reporting black spots to local government
> (I am assuming that in Switzerland it is an useful activity and that there are still
> problematic spots fixable by local government but unknown to them).
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