Sun 28 Feb 2021 7:05PM


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Hi all. Last year we were awarded an OSMF microgrant to produce some leaflets. We'd like to get going with this now. The pitch we put forward proposed 5 different designs. Please can you let us know what topics are worth covering (one topic per leaflet design as these are small A6 leaflets of 130-150 words maximum). We will then produce these and post them out.


RobJN Sun 28 Feb 2021 7:06PM

Here are some topic ideas. Please add more:

  • An introduction to mapping your neighbourhood

  • The benefits of photo mapping and how to get started

  • OpenStreetMap on your smartphone: editing and using the map

  • Why OpenStreetMap and the public sector would make a great partnership

  • How organisations can contribute to OpenStreetMap


RobJN Sun 28 Feb 2021 10:34PM

Here is an example flyer (just one side) that covers the basics. Feedback welcome.


jambamkin Mon 1 Mar 2021 7:46AM

To who will the flyers be posted out to?


RobJN Mon 1 Mar 2021 6:28PM

Any individual who wants some. We also can send a batch to groups.


Gregory Marler (former Director) Mon 15 Mar 2021 7:55PM

I try to carry the classic small OSM leaflets but I think they're outdated.

It doesn't easily answer...
"Why does the map need to be updated (by volunteers/community)?"
"When and where will you see the changes?" (maybe similar to Rob's "using OSM on your smartphone" suggestion).

Something simple about editing/helping the map might also be good. Short of full OSM involvement.
"How can I point out something is wrong?" as a guide to using the Notes feature on the website.
Or how to use apps like StreetComplete to provide the map with more information.


RobJN Mon 15 Mar 2021 9:40PM

Another draft. This for the photo mapping topic. Let me know your feedback on the attached file please.


Gregory Marler (former Director) Mon 15 Mar 2021 10:02PM



RobJN Tue 16 Mar 2021 8:46PM

What other topics shall we create leaflets for?


RobJN Wed 17 Mar 2021 8:31PM

Here's one for mobile editing and apps. As before, I look forward to your feedback (and I spell checked it this time Gregory so hopefully no typos!)


RobJN Wed 17 Mar 2021 10:17PM

I think I am going to have a go at doing a community groups and events leaflet instead of one of the bottom two bullet items at the top of this thread. Will post a draft here. Meanwhile I am after images for the reverse side of the flyer. Any good examples?

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