Facebook acquires OpenStreetMap partner Mapillary - 

@cathal @immychan @peter It would be great to have some sort of crowd hosted / p2p thing. It's a really hard problem... Maybe some day

Facebook acquires OpenStreetMap partner Mapillary - 

@peter @techit OpenStreetCam was recently sold/transferred to Grab from Telenav. But the service is a little flakey of late... so 🤷

Facebook acquires OpenStreetMap partner Mapillary - 

@techit @peter We don't really know what FB will do with Mapillary. They're activity in has been… complicated : openstreetmap.org/user/woodpec from @woodpeck

Facebook acquires OpenStreetMap partner Mapillary - 

@cathal @immychan @peter Mapillary (server) software was all closed source. but the biggest issue is storage & bandwidth. Mapillary probably had ~100TB of photos. You can't really just store that!

Facebook acquires OpenStreetMap partner Mapillary - 

@peter FYI Mapillary is just a company in the space. They aren't a "partner". They have helped by letting OSM contributors use it, and it has been very popular (for now!) with OSMers.

And yes, we don't know what FB will Mapillary. FB's activity in OSM has been... tricky... cf.: @woodpeck openstreetmap.org/user/woodpec

IMO one issue with Mastodon's report funtionality is that I don't think I can communicate with the user (or admins?) on another instance about a report. To try to explain it....

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Lol someone reported the @sotm account as spam. probably because it's suddenly very active.

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The mirroring of tweets from the twitter account (twitter.com/sotm) to the fediverse at @sotm should be working now. Maybe…

Twitter is not as friendly to 3rd party uses of our tweets as they used to be... 🙁 Please feel free to tell if if it's not working 😉

@openbuildingmap I love the Fediverse call out! Thanks. 🙂👍

Have you seen what we're doing in Ireland with our project to (manually) map all the buildings in Ireland?

tasks.openstreetmap.ie/

@qeef broke about a month ago. Oops! I blame twitter

wait, this music is just the same track on a loop! Now I'm bored.

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OTOH the funky dancy background music on the live stream ( streaming.media.ccc.de/sotm202 ) does make some great hacking/coding music. 👍🎵

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I mirror @openstreetmap & @sotm from twitter, but the service that it uses ( twitrss.me/ ) doesn't work anymore! gah! Right on Day 1 of !

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The global #OpenStreetMap conference "State of the Map" (@sotm ) is happening this weekend. Instead of meeting in Cape Town, we do it online. The good part: No registration needed, just chime in! 2020.stateofthemap.org/program
streaming.media.ccc.de/sotm202

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has been breaking records in May:
- the record for the most daily mappers,
- the most newly registered mappers in a day,
- and the most newly active mappers have been broken numerous times.

blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/06

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