OpenStreetMap

Updated contributor stats

Posted by SimonPoole on 7 January 2016 in English (English)

As every quarter I've updated the contributor stats here

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats#Contributor_statistics_reports

  • ~580'000 contributors total to our map data
  • ~163'000 contributors in 2015

The two most newsworthy points are likely that we manged to hit exactly 9999 new contributors in November and the large drop in new contributors in December (which is supported by pnormans recently published numbers too).

Comment from EdLoach on 8 January 2016 at 08:51

It is a dramatic drop in December, and there are so many lines I can't be sure, but it looks like December is often lower than the month before, particularly 2012-12 if I've squinted at the graph correctly.

Comment from SimonPoole on 8 January 2016 at 09:19

@EdLoach there has at least been hint at some seasonality in the past. I had a look at the per country new contributor stats and they really show that there was a bit of shortfall across the board with the exception of Germany, the US being something over 300 new contributors lower than average.

Comment from pnorman on 12 January 2016 at 23:45

The last few years have had drops around end of year/start of year, but this one is about twice the absolute size of previous drops.

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