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MapRoulette was featured in the JOSM message of the day!
MapRoulette has seen a lot of activity in the past month! A total of 407 mappers have logged on and fixed more than 32000 tasks. That is really cool.
New and notable challenges
Also, lots of new challenges! 539 to be precise created in the last month. I know that challenges can still be hard to discover (working on that, I would welcome ideas and help there!) so I want to just manually highlight some challenges that look interesting. If you want your challenge highlighted in this newsletter, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Clean up AND import (Netherlands) – help clean up additional tags on nodes that were added as part of the AND import.
- Add Wikipedia / Wikidata tags in India – A couple of challenges where you can help add Wikidata tagging to districts and railway stations in India
The latest from Github
- In the newest version of MapRoulette, we re-introduced keyboard shortcuts. There is discussion around which keys to use. What do you think?
- There are new labels
needs-discussionso you can easily see where your opinion is most wanted.
- If you want to contribute to MapRoulette, why not look at the tickets labeled
How to: Task Instructions
Perhaps you have seen that the task instructions do not always fit in the panel.
That is annoying because it can be unclear what you should do. Usually this is caused by hyperlinks that are too long and can’t be broken up. If you are a Challenge creator, you can avoid this by using markdown to wrap the hyperlink. Instead of using the raw link in your instruction (
https://long-long-url.org), use this:
[description](https://long-long-url.org)and it will be displayed like this:
Help Wanted: Challenge Administrators
With so many new challenges coming in, it would be great if a few of you would volunteer to help with Challenge maintenance. That means looking at new Challenges that users create to see if they make sense, and helping the Challenge creators to improve them if needed. If you are interested in helping with this, email email@example.com!
That’s it for this month. Please write in if you have suggestions for this newsletter. Happy mapping!