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OpenStreetMap: where should the next recruitment drive be?

Posted by mcld on 9 January 2013 in English (English)

Here's a data-driven way to decide where the next OpenStreetMap recruitment drive should be. Take the geographical spread of edits in 2012, and divide it by the geographical spread of the population, to see where there are most/least edits "per person":

Plot of edits per population density

More details on my blog article about it.

Comment from phil3nix on 15 January 2013 at 06:55

Nice graphic.

I actually just downloaded a bunch of data for a motorcycle trip through Mexico in about a month. I was surprised at the level of detail that exists in the open street map.

Will try to take as many GPX tracks as possible while on the road. ;-)

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Comment from phil3nix on 15 January 2013 at 06:55

Nice graphic.

I actually just downloaded a bunch of data for a motorcycle trip through Mexico in about a month. I was surprised at the level of detail that exists in the open street map.

Will try to take as many GPX tracks as possible while on the road. ;-)

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Comment from Stalfur on 3 October 2014 at 22:09

Just found this via your comment on my little manually created map of Iceland. In summer 2013 I mostly finished my home town in Iceland and decided to "adopt" a country in Africa which needed lots of work. In the end I decided on Botswana which is sparsely populated but fairly large.

The Mapping Botswana project is now a year old and slowly gaining local momentum, there are challenges to creating a local base from 10 000 km distance but social media and finding contacts is edging us closer.

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