Welcome! About "PROJECT Gamification & Visualisation"
Make adding data as fun as it originally was with roads (no no small task then!!)
How we got here
When OpenStreetMap started with a blank canvas it was easy to see the gaps. Now you have to scratch deeper until you find missing data and this missing data is generally seen to be of lower value than e.g. roads.
These possible solutions came out of our first in-person meeting.
1. Feedback & reward
The initial visual feedback reward was the standard map display. Seeing this go from empty to a road map was amazing. As the map has filled up the visual feedback has become less obvious.
- How else can we provide visual feedback and/or rewards in order to put the buzz back in to mapping?
2. Making contributing fun(ner) Surveying is an outdoors activity but data entry often relies on desktops or laptops. With mobile platforms what new options are available to us? We have a separate project looking at basic apps. Best to keep to app ideas to that project.
3. Show a "crap map"
This relates to the feedback & reward idea above but instead of showing feedback when something is done the aim here is to make it more obvious what needs doing. A "crap map" if you like.
- How can we better show what still needs doing in your local area? Could we better utilise the OSM Notes feature but make it more visual?
Poll Created Sun 30 Apr 2017 4:44PM
Who want to join the working group? Closed Fri 12 May 2017 4:52PM
(Ooh, Loomio has new decision tools!). I have scoped up an idea to progress this. Who wants to join a group to get this going?
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