A very quick and dirty stab at visualising OSMF 2021 survey results

Posted by Øukasz on 8 March 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 9 March 2021.

I have just read in the OSM weekly that Michal has published analysis of the OSMF 2021 survey. I thank him, and others in the OSM community for the time and work spent on this.

Re-visualising the responses

One thing that drew my attention, is the visualisation of the 5 “sentiment” questions from the survey. The questions had Likert-style response options, where the respondents could either disagree or agree with the statement. There was also a neutral option in the middle. Such data are better visualised using a diverging colour palette. Since Michal kindly released all the files through github, I could recreate the maps using what is, in my opinion, a more suitable visualisation.

1: Code Of Conduct

2: Fundraising

3: Software Investments

4: iD Editor

5: Microgrants

Relative agreement

I also attempted to compare the relative agreement with each of the actions/sentiments. I did it based on the microdata. I simply added up the response averages for each of the questions. As a result, the actions/sentiments with which the respondents seem to agree, from most to least, are:

  1. Software Investments
  2. Fundraising
  3. iD Editor
  4. Microgrants
  5. Code Of Conduct

Comment from highflyer74 on 8 March 2021 at 21:13

@Øukasz: images showing fine here (Linux, Firefox 86).

Comment from Øukasz on 9 March 2021 at 09:47

Thanks both, I’ll test it again with Safari later today and replace the images if needed.

Comment from Øukasz on 9 March 2021 at 15:10

Confirmed it doesn’t work on Safari. Michal - I did relink to the images hosted by you, thanks for this! Can you confirm if they appear fine on your end now?

Comment from migurski on 9 March 2021 at 16:56

Looks great!

Comment from Jakuje on 24 March 2021 at 08:56

What brought you to the decision to take most of the Central and East European countries as one area? There are no better maps? Or lack of responses?

Comment from migurski on 24 March 2021 at 14:51

The board grouped some countries to preserve anonymity where individual countries fell under a threshold of response count.

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