RT @email@example.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.
"The OpenStreetMap Awards" were presented for the 3rd time: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/08/11/3rd-openstreetmap-awards/ Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thanks to those who took part in nominating and voting.
I'm a craft mapper. Irish🇮🇪 living in Germany🇩🇪. I work for an #OpenStreetMap company. I've always liked maps, and love #OSM'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 😉
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?
Has someone told Randall that this basically happens with HOT and #OpenStreetMap?
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.
* 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.
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: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/08/01/sotm-milan-thanks/ (Also links to the videos which are online already!) #sotm #SotM2018
Enough political talk, SotM is going great.
Fantastic vibe at the annual OpenStreetMap conference in Milan this weekend https://twitter.com/sotm/status/1023188836623544320