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Posted by victuallers on 13 June 2012 in English (English)

I've just started editting around Monmouth - mostly adding the links to the 500 wikipedia articles we have there. Be very interested to get some feedback but its very quiet on OSM. Help a newbie?

Location: 51.810, -2.719

Comment from Vincent de Phily on 13 June 2012 at 09:58

"Very quiet" ? There's 7000-8000 distinct contributors uploading one or more changesets every week. A good chunk of those are in the UK. It's more likely that there are too many edits for yours to be commented on, rather than nobody being interested in your area :)

Bloging is only one way to get chatty on OSM. There are a few others, mainly IRC and mailing lists.

Good work linking the Monmouth Wikipedia project with OSM. Keep it up :)

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Comment from Hawkeye on 13 June 2012 at 17:32

All the best with adding Wikipedia links etc. Great to see collaboration between these two great enterprises. Your edits look spot on so far.

Happy mapping

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Comment from victuallers on 13 June 2012 at 18:47

Thanks for the welcome Hawkeye I was getting to feel it was just me v. the world. Pleased to find there are fellow travellers. Cheers

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Comment from victuallers on 13 June 2012 at 18:50

Oh and VFincent - yes I realise theres lots of activty - but I couldnt spot it. However Ive lost my virginity ... and now I see there are at least two others

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Comment from Hawkeye on 13 June 2012 at 22:00

ITO World have some great tools for seeing who is editing the map and where

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ITO_World

look for ITO map & ITO mapper

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Comment from Sanderd17 on 14 June 2012 at 08:12

You could set your location in your profile, and see nearby mappers. But remember the 90-10 rule. 90% of the edits are done by 10% of the people. So only about 10% of the people in your "nearby" list will be interesting to chat with.

You can also search a preferred mailing list on this list: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mailing_lists

Don't subscribe to the big lists as "legal" or "tagging", this will make your mailbox explode with mostly rants. But the local mailing lists are generally great to discover new people.

Also subscribe to the "announce" mailing list.

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Comment from Sanderd17 on 14 June 2012 at 08:15

Btw, if you search work as a UK user, there's work enough: http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=routing&lon=-0.95469&lat=51.84651&zoom=7

At least, every red dot should dissapear :D

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Comment from Richard on 14 June 2012 at 11:56

Great to see some mapping underway in Monmouth - it's a lovely place.

talk-gb is a (usually!) friendly list and worth subscribing to. And a bunch of us hang out at #osm-gb on IRC (the oftc network).

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