Big Baseball Project Results

Posted by Harry Wood on 28 October 2011 in English (English)

The OpenStreetMap Baseball Project is all over!

188 people did 14,062 baseball edits!

That's a pretty spectacular amount of baseball editage, and all of you are OSM baseball champions:

fx99 ToeBee ToffeHoff rw__ stucki1 skorasaurus samlarsen1 nmixter iandees wierdo Peter Dobratz mvexel Thad C homeslice60148 IknowJoseph lonvia jumbanho Sat me Firefishy Minh Nguyen majormajor42 Alexander Roalter rjhale1971 jgon6 DCJoeS HolgerJeromin AE35 SamatJain sethoscope bbmiller asciiphil LuisLatĂ­n _al dmsnell HokiePilot StellanL kerryg Eman0123 pnorman JaimeSoto berniejconnors AndrewBuck gadget MHKid sejohnson melb_guy vvvexp97 FK270673 Leo22 bal_agates Rooke mz_thump Dahc EdLoach Yves Moisan djsasso emacsen Fy Zaks sadam MGH oldtopos RussNelson PHerison msims42 Jeff Ollie OceanVortex jk3us Kromagv0 Sundance they Derick Rethans nfgusedautoparts rickmastfan67 neuhausr PurpleMustang rasher Mike Dolbow emj sblanc robgeb DialH Bleacher Creature AM909 jongleur1983 alester David Gaudet moosejaw Mulad Matt Toups benriya mattropolis ianlopez1115 kenkku Eureka gold Paul Bartsch kollege AYAGE Adler dchiles wtachi Munchabunch jetthe deejoe jaakkoh Mele Sax-Barnett alejandroscf andrewpmk jynus wiso versed FIM MichaelCollinson venerdi flamingo27 mgehling Dave_Jacobus statsfan micahcochran E-Malte wwwFrank hammycw xybot Jekader Exiton techlady anbr spongezob Ldp mcwetboy bookerm Alexander Avtanski Solarion flaimo Ahlzen pikappa79 schmerzbereiter Leoss RoadGeek_MD99 JohanG kritic Brian@Brea Heptazane stroet43 rlogan121 Tygunn California Bear corevette PeterIto Elwell MartinVladik JVO ToniE jman1983 DanHomerick lhamada Palinka Dion Dock ribbon Whimself geowas JoshD Muokkaaja Awo maier58 crystalwalrein aerosuch baxi bigboss prantolima Humberto_Yances wonderchook musekusz Deo Favente H_S MikeN jmdg isnogoud Hemiptera bmog pieleric SteveDorries CyrusDreams JCliff tmps887766 flodbl jCGd1983 brooss

Congratulations to you all. Give yourself a {{User baseball champion}} on your wiki user page.

The prize for most baseball diamonds mapped goes to fx99 from Germany. I shall be contacting him to find out a little more for another blog post, and to arrange postage of a shiny white OSM baseball cap. We can see from the rankings display, that he made a stonking 2500 baseball edits! ToeBee was chasing him to the last, and deserves special mention for having mapped baseball diamonds across the whole of Kansas! Personally I set myself a target of staying in the top 20, but I actually failed at this, dropping down to 21 at one point. In the end though I came in 19th, managing to outrank Firefishy in the closing moments of play. Mwuhahahar! By the way, I just tweaked the rankings so that champions with an equal number of edits (particularly all those 1 edit wonders), get sub-sorted by who joined in the baseball editing earliest. If you see what I mean. You can hover your mouse over the edit count to see that data.

Rankings are fun, but the aim of this project was always more about attracting new users to give this a try. That's why all the participants are champions!

What about the actual baseball World Series? Due to rain, the last game got delayed so it hasn't finished yet. In fact as I write this I'm tuned into the World Series on the radio. It's a nice way to wind down after all the real excitement of the OSM baseball contest, and brings back some nice memories of SOTM in Denver. ...I have no idea what they're talking about though :-)

Comment from iandees on 28 October 2011 at 03:34

Thanks for running and talking about this Harry! It was tons of fun. I totally would have won if I didn't have the Summer of Code stuff :).

Comment from emj on 28 October 2011 at 13:52

\o/ wiki badges

Comment from rw__ on 28 October 2011 at 13:57

Well, you can't be expected to understand the slang of baseball immediately, Harry. This is Ph.D. level idiom. The Big Baseball Project 2011 has been wonderful, Harry; congratulations.

The final game has not yet been played though. Game 6 was originally scheduled for 26 October and was postponed due to rain. Game 6 was played on 27 October, and St. Louis won in the 11th inning bringing the series to a 3-3 tie. Game seven is scheduled for 28 October. Weather permitting. :-)

I suggest that, taking inspiration from the World Series, we go into "extra innings" as well. Keep counting until the last out, or until you wake up following your World Series Champions' celebration.

Comment from Harry Wood on 28 October 2011 at 14:44

I didn't stay up to listen to the full match but my curiosity did get the better of me today. I should've stuck with it. Sounds like quite a game. A two-out, two-strike, two-RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth, a two-run homer in the 10th, and a solo walk-off home run to finish it!

So now there's one more game playing in about 10 hours time. Last night I was pondering whether to keep the contest open for "extra innings", but now I think the referee has already blown the final whistle (wait... does baseball have any whistling?). We know you're just annoyed the ToffeHof pipped you to 3rd place :-)

Comment from Zverik on 28 October 2011 at 21:56

Congratulations to xybot! I guess it wasn't easy beating so many human participants :)

Comment from Minh Nguyen on 30 October 2011 at 11:00

If not for this contest, the entire cities of Sidney, Piqua, and Troy in Ohio would’ve remained a barren wasteland of TIGER ways. Hooray for big mapping contests!

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