Concentrating our efforts
At the moment we're all beavering away individually on our own preferred areas at our own pace. Could we discuss having a mapathon type event one evening in March where we all devote say an hour at the same time? We could publicise it via various online channels or local channels. We could even call it "Night School". We might even devote it to NI.
Brian Prangle Thu 18 Feb 2016 9:02AM
Saturday nights are usually for going out ;-) Unless you're proposing a daytime event? Clashes I think with an East Mids OSM event
RobJN Sat 20 Feb 2016 4:01PM
Night School sounds great. Could run it all evening as a 1 hour window might be too restrictive for some. A review of Harry Wood's data shows that Wednesday is the best day (just), followed by Tuesday. Avoid Friday and Saturday as less people are engaged then.
RobJN Sat 20 Feb 2016 4:04PM
I'd suggest aiming for Wednesday 2nd March but this clashes with Mappa Mercia meeting so would make it hard for a few Midlanders to participate. Maybe act quick and go for 24th February, or Tuesday 1st March.
RobJN Sat 20 Feb 2016 5:30PM
I've asked Martijn if it's possible to get a MapRoulette challenge online to help with the number of mappers all focusing in a small region.
Brian Prangle Mon 22 Feb 2016 6:35PM
Tuesday 1 March sounds good - gives ussome time to publicise via online media
Poll Created Mon 22 Feb 2016 6:38PM
Night School Closed Tue 23 Feb 2016 6:07PM
Tuesday March 1st. An evening of mapping schools for everyone- start when you like, finish when you get tired or have to something to watch on TV. Aim is to map as many schools as we can and see how may people we can involve
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
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3 of 49 people have voted (6%)
Mon 22 Feb 2016 7:54PM
Could split 50/50 (by coin toss or first letter of name) people across Wales and Manchester region (or NI)
Tue 23 Feb 2016 10:26AM
I guess it has already been carried, but just wanted to agree :)
Bogus Zaba Wed 24 Feb 2016 10:56AM
Day of the week makes little difference to me. 1/3 or 2/3 best. After that I am away for 4 days. Depending on how far I have progressed, I might devote the time to finishing off Anglesey or Wrexham.
BC Thu 25 Feb 2016 8:07AM
Hi, it might have already been thought of, but it would be good if the progress map could be updated just prior to the event starting.
RobJN Mon 29 Feb 2016 12:30PM
Just 1 more day to go before this event. There's plenty of mapping guides and help available if you or your friends need it.
Updating the progress map before and after the event would be a task for @robertwhittaker. Hopefully he has some time to do so. We also have the edit tracker at:
Robert Whittaker Mon 29 Feb 2016 4:52PM
Yes, I should be fine to update http://robert.mathmos.net/osm/schools/ before and after the "School Night" even. I'm intending to participate, and should also be able to do a couple of updates during the evening too if that would be useful.
Bogus Zaba Mon 29 Feb 2016 8:08PM
Is there an agreed start time for this activity? Or can we do stuff anytime we like during the 24hrs?
BC Tue 1 Mar 2016 9:25AM
Is there a place where a question can be asked?
The Beehive (NR14 6EA) (http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/52.522495/1.472284) is marked with a blue circle (schools from the official lists that haven't been matched to an OSM object, Rob's map). I have ascertained that this school is to the NE of the blue circle and mapped it accordingly adding the edubase number.
Could the blue circle be resolved?
BC Tue 1 Mar 2016 9:33AM
Further to my previous query regarding blue circles in NR sector. I think all 7 of the blue circles are resolved.
Brian Prangle Tue 1 Mar 2016 9:31PM
Well done - it takes a bit of getting used to- the blue circles are placed on the centroid of the postcode which might be some distance away from the actual school
RobJN Fri 4 Mar 2016 9:26PM
Well done all. We had a great evening - https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2016-March/018563.html
Gregory Marler (former Director) · Thu 18 Feb 2016 8:39AM
Saturday 5th March is Open Data Day