OpenStreetMap

Marion Barry has commented on the following diary entries

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Validation feedback can provide important social affirmation about 2 months ago

@bushmank I would assume this is referring to Tasking Manager messages, so thus would be more related to HOT. I don't know for sure though.

Validation feedback can provide important social affirmation about 2 months ago

And are these messages from the @ messages when you mark a task as validated or invalidated? Such as "@johndoe thanks for mapping" ! Then johndoe gets a ping.

Validation feedback can provide important social affirmation about 2 months ago

This is really interesting, thanks Martin! Maybe I missed it but is there a way to tell if people read the feedback? There might be messages the validator sends but the user never logs in again and so doesn't see them, which might (or might not) skew results.

OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike about 3 years ago

I don't think this is a money-making issue (necessarily.) For example, if I work somewhere (company, NGO, government, doing research, whatever) and use OSM data in a map (for example, convert it to .shp and use it as a roads layer,) that doesn't mean the rest of the stuff in the map is thus share-alike, right?

I think that's the concern -- does just using it trigger share-alike rather than including it in a database or merging it with other data to create something different.

Working on northern Haiti -- USAID project almost 4 years ago

Haha, thanks! Nice to meet you all too!