What are your thoughts on having the option to apply for OSM Foundation membership based on sizeable contribution to the project? Please read the proposal and comment using your preferred method from the ones listed :)
Updated contributor stats https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats#Contributor_statistics_reports for Q1 2020 for #openstreetmap most notable, all time high of edit activity https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats#Edits_per_month after half a year of > 100'000'000 edits per month.
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Mapping efforts (personal, organized, directed, etc) should be mindful about any existing data they might encounter. We don't want to see any one's efforts wasted.
We should strive to collaborate when possible, and keep communication lines open, especially when it comes to data quality.
The data that is added to #OpenStreetMap is no longer your "own", it becomes the collective resource of the community.
It's sad to see enthusiastic mappers getting disheartened.
State of the Map 2020 will be a virtual conference:
Maybe you've noticed that #OpenStreetMap map tiles are being served very slow in the last few months. The #OSM tech team has now made clear  that any offer for caching servers would be appreciated. If you'd like to support them, see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Servers/Tile_CDN for more info.
I just commented an #opensteetmap blog post:
We should start a project to have client side rendering. Are you interested to help?
"People who transport food, medicine, and other supplies still need to move and they are highly dependent on maps. You can help them by improving the map in your local area" https://twitter.com/TheMissingMaps/status/1243113258527186948
The @openstreetmap Operations Working Group is calling for **more** feature tile layers to add to osm.org.
Call for more featured tile layers on https://openstreetmap.org/ See how you can help: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/03/24/call-for-more-featured-tile-layers-on-osm-org/
I'm quite looking forward to the weekend. It'll probably be draining, but hopefully informative & productive.
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