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Maproulette Newsletter - March 2017

Posted by mvexel on 27 March 2017 in English (English)

Here is the latest from the MapRoulette world! If you want to get this newsletter in your mailbox, you can sign up here!

featured MapRoulette was featured in the JOSM message of the day!

MapRoulette has seen a lot of activity in the past month! A total of 407 mappers have logged on and fixed more than 32000 tasks. That is really cool.

New and notable challenges

Also, lots of new challenges! 539 to be precise created in the last month. I know that challenges can still be hard to discover (working on that, I would welcome ideas and help there!) so I want to just manually highlight some challenges that look interesting. If you want your challenge highlighted in this newsletter, please write to maproulette@maproulette.org!

shorelinesvsreality

The latest from Github

How to: Task Instructions

Perhaps you have seen that the task instructions do not always fit in the panel.

nofit

That is annoying because it can be unclear what you should do. Usually this is caused by hyperlinks that are too long and can't be broken up. If you are a Challenge creator, you can avoid this by using markdown to wrap the hyperlink. Instead of using the raw link in your instruction (https://long-long-url.org), use this: [description](https://long-long-url.org)and it will be displayed like this: description.

Help Wanted: Challenge Administrators

With so many new challenges coming in, it would be great if a few of you would volunteer to help with Challenge maintenance. That means looking at new Challenges that users create to see if they make sense, and helping the Challenge creators to improve them if needed. If you are interested in helping with this, email maproulette@maproulette.org!

That's it for this month. Please write in if you have suggestions for this newsletter. Happy mapping!

Comment from mvexel on 28 March 2017 at 18:40

I removed the Island challenge from this post since it was not made visible in MapRoulette yet. See this blog post for some context.

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