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Raw Results of the 2021 OSMF Community Survey Posted

Posted by apm-wa on 21 February 2021 in English (English).

The anonymized, raw results of the 2021 OSMF community survey have been posted here in .ods format spreadsheets. There are two spreadsheets, one containing anonymized raw data, and the other containing summary statistics calculated from the raw data before anonymization. I believe I have caught all errors made in the initial trials of calculating summary statistics (I had to brush up some long-dormant spreadsheet skills), but will appreciate being notified if anybody reading this notices anomalies or errors in the statistics.

I am continuing to analyze the raw data, and if there are specific requests for cross-sectional analysis not already presented in the summary statistics spreadsheet, please let me know, and I’ll try to fit them into my schedule.

We are working on normalization of the data against mapping activity by country. Since 84% of respondents identified themselves as mappers, this should help us to weight (normalize) the responses by geography. Initial examination of normalization trials revealed, however, that the differences between raw results and normalized results do not appear large. We are therefore proceeding with release of the raw data.

Please feel free to amplify this message via social media and other communications channels and in languages other than English. Many thanks in advance for your help.


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