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Need assistance to attend ? Don't forget to apply for a travel grant or scholarship. Deadline for applications is 15th February! blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/01

Turns out I should have just used gdal

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I can't believe that people still comment " #women are less interested in technical stuff" under blog posts with the topic of #diversity: openstreetmap.org/user/mikelma

They don't even a evil minded, but those #stereotypes just drive me nuts.
But still: Please help answering the questions of #mikelmaron of #openstreetmap if you can. #feminism #osm

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7 votes, 100% for writing down the mod rules/Code of Conduct for this instance. That's pretty clear. I'll get on that

Sure, I'll implement a geographic projection library by hand myself. Sounds like a great idea.

"I'm Tired of Getting Lost!" or How Open-Source Cartography Improved our Lives in Turkmenistan.


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Applications for @sotm 2020 scholarships are now open! This year we are offering new travel grants to reimburse a portion of travel costs, in addition to our previous program that fully covers all costs with a full scholarship: blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/01 Deadline: 15 February 2020.

I have set up @openstreetmap and @sotm as bots which mirror the respective twitter accounts. Should I set up a few more for other accounts or channels? @OpenStreetMap

@MapAmore your twitter account is the same as your account. How do you mirror that? Do you post on twitter and auto post to masto? Or post on masto and auto post to twitter?

Should we (the users of the en.osm.town mastodon instance) adopt some sort of code of conduct, or mod rules, document? Something that lays out how the mods (currently just me) operate?

I should probably take down the "under construction" gif for this instance. We're more than a year old.

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Community members, what are your thoughts on OSM's strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats that OSM faces? Please share them on the wiki page created by @allan_mustard: wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OS  (you need an OSM wiki account). Read more: blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/01

What clients support BEP 39, which allows a torrent file to be updated with new data?

We gotta get the planet file shared on to share bandwidth resources

Often when I want to settle and argument, the first thing I do is download the planet file...

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I wonder if it's sufficient to tag a medical laboratory, where blood check service, for example, is provided, using just healthcare=laboratory, like this one:


Note that it's not rendered on Mapnik. Only its house number is. And I cannot find an appropriate amenity tag to use.

ตอบเป็นภาษาไทยก็ได้ครับ Answering in Thai is also welcome.

#osm asked by @thep

cc @mishari @AkuAnakTimur

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So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.


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