Sometime in the next ~10hr, the 100,000,000th changeset will be added to !

Follow the edits here:jwestman.gitlab.io/osm-in-real

RT @allan_mustard@twitter.com:

Anonymized raw data and summary stats of the 2021 Foundation's community can be downloaded from wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/20

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Soon, the 100,000,000th changeset will be published in . The counter tool (jwestman.gitlab.io/osm-in-real) shows the progression in real time. And (weeklyosm.eu/archives/14269) is offering an interview and a present to the contributor lucky to hit the milestone.

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The OpenStreetMap World Discord server (discord.gg/q6HnfNZ ) is hosting virtual Spring mapathon(s) during the weekends of March 27th and April 3rd (Spring break).

You do not need to stay the entire time delegated on the calendar (you can even just stop by).
You must join the server to participate in the voice/video call and organization of the event.
The actual date(s) of the mapathon(s) will be selected March 20th.

Availability Survey: doodle.com/poll/gybmhckqqmf5h9

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A journalist emailed me months ago asking if they could ask me some questions about corporate influence in OSM. I said sure, had a nice chat with them. bloomberg.com/news/articles/20 is the resulting article that came out today. I think it is a factual and balanced article overall and I struggle to understand why people throw disparaging remarks at me on Twitter. I'm quoted saying that corporate mappers don't map for the same reasons as the rest of us - that's obvious right? They get paid, we don't?

I wonder how to tag Informed Consent for people in ... 🤔

I've started an discussion, to try to hammer out how to add it to OSM. Reply to that mailing list, or here, or whatever.

lists.openstreetmap.org/piperm
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RT @sp8962@twitter.com

Sigh, compressed take on the bloomberg article:

- corporate involvement in OSM has always been a thing (remember skobbler? MapQuest?). OSM is -not- wikipedia.

- tensions due to corporate involvement go back just as far, definitely far further back than 2014.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sp8962/status/1362

“The beauty of the project is its ability to incorporate different viewpoints,”

Oh yes! We are all able to edit the same one commonly owned database, and different interest groups can do different things, and that's great. 🙂

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“Maps can never be a perfect representation of the world — they are instead a representation of how the map-makers perceive the world,”

Another good thing to remember when doing

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“These companies don’t map for the same reasons we do, and because of that, I question deeply if our goals can align.”

Oh yes @woodpeck is right here

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“Inside the ‘Wikipedia of Maps,’ Tensions Grow Over Corporate Influence”

Interesting article about . While obviously it simplifies some things, it's not too bad.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

RT @allan_mustard@twitter.com

1/11 Many thanks to all who participated in the @openstreetmap@twitter.com 2021 community survey, which ended Feb 14. The Board is analyzing the results.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/allan_mustard/stat

(yes it arrived OK because it also had my actual wallet name on it 😛)

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Don't forget, only a few days left to have your opinion counted in the 2021 Community Survey! Please take a few mins to fill in this anonymous survey to help the Foundation Board (which I'm on) know more about the community. 🙂 (boosts welcome)

blog.openstreetmap.org/2021/01

RT @osm_ie@twitter.com

Members of the community in Ireland are getting little swag gifts today for mapping and validating on the task.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/osm_ie/status/1359

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