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The end of the party - Operation Cowboy

Posted by !i! on 28 November 2012 in English (English)

I guess now it's unnecessary to explain to you, what "Operation Cowboy" was and what we did the last weekend.

So just a short summary of the second global map action. We got even some local meetings running (Canada, London and in Germany of course) and a lot of people contributed from home. The results are quiet impressive:

  • >162 users contributed esp. for OPC2012 (so >300 users were active during this period in America which is 1/3 more than usual)
  • 3 times more data edits than usually in the US
  • the number of routing errors was reduced from over 17.000 down to 11.000

If you have a look at the map it's really amazing that so much areas were covered. Personally I put my energy in Bowling Green (Ohio), that was in critic a few weeks ago. Well, I guess now it's state of the art and ready to get some more POI informations :)

All that had just been possible by a lot of people, that assisted on this party:

  • local organisators
  • technical assistants as Ken (logo), Pascal (stats), Techlady (pr), ...
  • wiki translators, cake bakers, ...

But most important, it was YOU ALL that spend hours in tracing details for the other end of the world!

THANK YOU

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=45.27568&lon=-113.25221&zoom=14

For me, it seems to be the last time in organizing such an event. It's not because of it's getting boring or anything else, but a lack of time. I will try to writeup my experiences that I collected on managing such worldwide map actions like OPC and NOTLM, so everyone of you is invited to start the next virtual mapping party. If you like, I would happy to assist you as good as I can :)

Location: Selway Creek Road, Beaverhead County, Montana, United States of America

Comment from lxbarth on 28 November 2012 at 23:25

O, the town of Thank you, Montana :D

Thanks to you for setting this up!

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Comment from hobbesvsboyle on 29 November 2012 at 14:39

Thanks for organizing, it was a lot of fun!

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