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Rory @rory@en.osm.town

I can't believe I totally missed 's 14th birthday over the weekend!

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RT @can@twitter.com: The original sin of the internet will always be relying on advertising to fund our information architecture. Without exaggeration, we fucked that one up so bad.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/can/status/1028528

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RT @openstreetmap
"The OpenStreetMap Awards" were presented for the 3rd time: blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/08 Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thanks to those who took part in nominating and voting.


I'm a craft mapper. Irish๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช living in Germany๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช. I work for an company. I've always liked maps, and love 's idea of us making our maps. I like that OSM isn't a corporate run thing, it's a community, self-owned thing. This is *our* map (database).
I have lots of ideas for non-map based things we can do with OSM, but rarely finish things ๐Ÿ˜‰
I like armchair mapping to improve data quality, and surveying when I'm somewhere new

I'm going to set up a few more bots to mirror things here from Twitter (and maybe RSS feeds).
What accounts would yous like?

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#2029 "Disaster Movie" Show more

Has someone told Randall that this basically happens with HOT and ?
RT @xkcd: Really, they'd be rushing around collecting revisions to go into the next scheduled quarterly public data update, not publishing them immediately, but you have to embellish things a little for Hollywood.
xkcd.com/2029/

My editing streak is going well. I've managed to make at least one edit per day for nearly every day this year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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* random thought *

If OpenStreetMap became 100% decentralized and on federated protocols, their maps would improve, their overhead costs would lower and we could have a real alternative to gmaps.

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RT @openstreetmap
State Of The Map is all over for another year. We want to say big thank you to the organising team, as well as all the attendees and the sponsors: blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/08 (Also links to the videos which are online already!)

I'm so knackered after that sitting on the couch listening to podcasts is all I can do today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Beginning the journey home after a few great days at in Milan.

Apparently there was a lightening talk at ? I've been half asleep all day so i missed it!

I heard the organisers ran out of red lanyards, so the organisers (who have red tshirts) are wearing yellow lanyards, but you're still allowed to take photos of them.

Red lanyard or red t-shirt = photos allowed. Otherwise, no. ๐Ÿ™‚

Enough political talk, SotM is going great.

I've criticised some groups for being in paces where it's illegal to be gay, and I hope people don't think I'm one of those racists who (ab)use LGBTQ rights to bash non white peoples/cultures...

Nooooo! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Back from the social event. That's day one of SotM over. Feeling nicely wrecked. I love meeting people at SotM. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

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RT @openstreetmap
Fantastic vibe at the annual OpenStreetMap conference in Milan this weekend twitter.com/sotm/status/102318