This is a blog post on my efforts to connect with new users. OpenStreetMap adds new users at a surprising rapid rate. If only they would stick around. So what can we do to increase their longevity? Not have extra money, bribes are out. So is swag, not that I have any of that either.
Right now I'm giving new users thumbnail information on OSM and inviting them to join an OSM Meetup group. After the new year when I'll pull together some statistics to see if information alone is useful or if I should try another approach.
What else can I try?
- Suggestions of what to map
- Survey for new users