One of 's goals is (basically) to make a global database and taxonomy of everything/objective geographic facts, and it's amazing how different the same thing can be between similar cultures.

New project: Mapping & Tagging pubs! I'm using `theme=irish` tag (as per discussion on tagging@ & talk-ie@ lists). Now to search the database to find them and tag them.

I'm tempted to go to State of the Map South East Europe in Kosovo in a few weeks... πŸ€”

sotmsee.org/

I'm playing with making graphs of what is being mapped in over time, and here's the obvious one of Ireland's long townland mapping project!

The small, but active community in is holding their first (?) conference in a few weeks β€œState of the Map South East Europe”. I won't be there, but I wish them luck. I met some of them at and they seemed a nice bunch. πŸ˜ƒ
mastodon.cloud/@FLOSSK/1028633

There is a Telegram group for State of the Map, the conference. Join it to keep in touch with other attendees
t.me/sotm2018
(yes the link says 2018, but it's valid for this year too)

I'm a little worried about Facebook's plans to use their computer vision algorithms for buildings into . I just don't trust them. They had to be dragged kicking and screaming to actually interact with the community, and if we're not careful, they'll stomp all over our map.

en.osm.town/@MapAmore/10275953

The community should try find, nourish, promote and help people making interesting things with data. Artists with cool map styles, impressive visualisations, that sort of thing.

I totally know what a logo would look like! πŸ˜†

Really tempted to make some LGBTQ* variants of the logo

People in should understand why self hosted open, non corporate, social media is good. Cmon!

Maybe when I get back from I'll start regularly summarising the fediverse on the diary system so people can know how cool we are

I'm a long time person and even I need to sit down with a pen & paper to make sure I calculate slippy map tiles numbers properly. (I was off by a power of 2 before!)

Want to help make () more useful for new people interested in ?

The is several lists of people who post about a topic here on the fediverse. It's a good way for new people to get started by finding people who share their interest.

And now there's a list for OpenStreetMap folk! πŸ™‚ If you toot a lot about and would like to help new people, request to be added to the list. Or use it to find other OSMers to follow.

communitywiki.org/trunk/grab/O

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