OpenStreetMap

SeleneYang has commented on the following diary entries

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OSM Awards as a thermometer on diversity in the mapping community 7 months ago

My response was exceptionally poor?

OSM Awards as a thermometer on diversity in the mapping community 7 months ago

Hi, Rob! I guess because when we write so openly in a channel like this, we're always prone to receive violent responses like the one Cray33 had, so many people get scare or don't feel prepare to deal with responses like that. And in my case, I guess I'm comfortable about writing in EN in public (which is basically the universal language for techy communities), however many people do not feel comfortable expressing themselves in other languages than their own. And also, the UI is a big issue.

OSM Awards as a thermometer on diversity in the mapping community 7 months ago

Thank you, Ilya. We're talking about this in the diversity mailing list.

OSM and Gender - Invitation to Online Discussion 7 months ago

Brutus_brutus, why according to you, would talking about diversity and gender inclusion is an insult?

Participation biases in OSM: Survey now LIVE! about 1 year ago

Only recently you mean the past 50 years? About the example of vending=condom vs vending=feminie_hygine it cannot be reduce to say that people do not seem to map stuff in their toilets, it is a clear example that the number and gender of OSM contributors do matter, and that things that are priority on women's life are not well represented in the map.

Participation biases in OSM: Survey now LIVE! about 1 year ago

I believe this survey has much more to do with the sex of contributors rather than gender, as gender is understood as a social construction. I just had a talk about gender gap in our community in the State of the Map Japan, I'm part of #Geochicas, a latin american women group, so just to answer Escada, we're starting to know what women do need to be mapped in order to have a accurate and complete map. We're not talking about how pubs are unrelated to women, because we also go drinking and not everything for us is related to family friendly spaces, we do not considere it a male oriented tag, but there's a difference for example on the tags vending=condom (used 1393 times) and vending=femine_hygiene (used 0 times).

If you want to see my presentation about gender in SOTM Japan, here are the slides: https://slides.com/lasele/geochicas-take-japan/live#/

Taller de mapeo para ciclismo urbano en Managua con Mapanica over 1 year ago

Thank you for you comment, Alan! :)

Validation feedback can provide important social affirmation over 1 year ago

P.S #GeoChicas is a Latam initiative from a group of women who got together in SOTM Latam last year in Sao Paulo to talk about closing the gender gap in the community :D

Validation feedback can provide important social affirmation over 1 year ago

From #GeoChicas, we're trying to observe the ways in which we can potentially bring in more girls to the OSM community, and also see how their sense of belonging in the community is constructed in relation to the sociability within our peers. I really enjoyed reading this entry. Thank you :3