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Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting 2020 will take place 1 & 2 February 2020 fosdem.org/2020/news/2019-08-1

I'm going to be at (Chaos Communications Camp) next week. Anyone wanna meet up? msg me!

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As much I love and use computers and a keyboard, sometimes you just need to scribble on some paper

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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!)

@amolith The link to "Organizations, NGOs & Associations" on communitywiki.org/trunk is a dead link BTW

@MapAmore Hi! You post often about OSM. Did you see my post about the OpenStreetMap trunk list? ( en.osm.town/@rory/102615337292 ). If you'd like to help new random people find you, you can submit your name to the list of "people to follow" πŸ™‚


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The community strongly advocates for diversity, and inclusion.

We are excitedly looking forward to more activities spearheaded by the , to encourage the participation of , , and marginalized groups.

@louis I did call it the fediverse (twice!) I mentioned Mastodon because that's a very well known term, and the whole point of this toot is to promote things and make things easier for new users. C'mon, relax. πŸ˜›

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.


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The #Vespucci #OpenStreetMap editor never ceases to amaze me. Custom imagery layer, like this one from #OpenAerialMap, are supported - just specify the URL endpoint of your source.

@BalooUriza @AkuAnakTimur damn autocorrect, it should have been "I suspect" not "u suspect".

I think I'm trying to say that this crap data is a result of paid mapping, because the employers will require high number of changes, so force the mapper to be sloppy

grumbling about the use of map projections 

@BalooUriza @AkuAnakTimur u suspect they are all under deadlines. "map X things per shift", or they have strict metrics. Which means the workers aren't allowed to spend time on things

@MrGrim AFAIK the actual birth date is the date OpenStreetMap.org domain name was registered, which is a little arbitrary.

"middle of August" for a birthday party is good enough IMO.

@MrGrim different local groups are having their birthday party around now.

Bummer that I missed my local birthday party.

@AkuAnakTimur I think GL will only pay attention if their data gets deleted. Direct action and all. Remember, any OSM user can delete/revert any other edit πŸ˜‰

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En OSM Town | Mapstodon for OpenStreetMap

A Mapstodon instance for the OpenStreetMap Community (English language)! This site is under construction, and may change. Our francophone friends have a Mastodon instance: fr.osm.social