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RT @openstreetmap@twitter.com

100 Million Edits to OpenStreetMap! The collective contribution of nearly 1 billion features globally over 16 years, by over 1.5 million mappers. Changeset 100,000,000 was uploaded by user Lamine Ndiaye, adding buildings in Nianiane, Sénégal. blog.openstreetmap.org/2021/02

🐦🔗: twitter.com/openstreetmap/stat

wow I was well off. We're 3k changesets away.

c'mon people! Map!

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We're closing in on 100M. We're at 99,992,000 now. ETA <1hr I think

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( events require every person in a photograph consents to the photo before you take it. So although there were ~5,000 attendees, any photos/videos you see will appear empty.)

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Camp! My tent behind the “ROOT CAMP” sign ~02:29. Someone rearranged it to “FUCK TRUMP” eventually.

youtube.com/watch?v=o0dpe4oPvH

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I had a fantastic time at my first camp in Germany in Aug 2019 ( @ccc@twitter.com). I eagerly booked tickets for @EMFCamp@twitter.com in England for 2020. Cancelled cause of obviously. @MCH2021@twitter.com in the Netherlands has been cancelled too. 😢

mch2021.org/#/Blog/breakpoint-

Sometime in the next ~10hr, the 100,000,000th changeset will be added to !

Follow the edits here:jwestman.gitlab.io/osm-in-real

RT @allan_mustard@twitter.com:

Anonymized raw data and summary stats of the 2021 Foundation's community can be downloaded from wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/20

🐦🔗 twitter.com/allan_mustard
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Soon, the 100,000,000th changeset will be published in . The counter tool (jwestman.gitlab.io/osm-in-real) shows the progression in real time. And (weeklyosm.eu/archives/14269) is offering an interview and a present to the contributor lucky to hit the milestone.

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The OpenStreetMap World Discord server (discord.gg/q6HnfNZ ) is hosting virtual Spring mapathon(s) during the weekends of March 27th and April 3rd (Spring break).

You do not need to stay the entire time delegated on the calendar (you can even just stop by).
You must join the server to participate in the voice/video call and organization of the event.
The actual date(s) of the mapathon(s) will be selected March 20th.

Availability Survey: doodle.com/poll/gybmhckqqmf5h9

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A journalist emailed me months ago asking if they could ask me some questions about corporate influence in OSM. I said sure, had a nice chat with them. bloomberg.com/news/articles/20 is the resulting article that came out today. I think it is a factual and balanced article overall and I struggle to understand why people throw disparaging remarks at me on Twitter. I'm quoted saying that corporate mappers don't map for the same reasons as the rest of us - that's obvious right? They get paid, we don't?

I wonder how to tag Informed Consent for people in ... 🤔

I've started an discussion, to try to hammer out how to add it to OSM. Reply to that mailing list, or here, or whatever.

lists.openstreetmap.org/piperm
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RT @sp8962@twitter.com

Sigh, compressed take on the bloomberg article:

- corporate involvement in OSM has always been a thing (remember skobbler? MapQuest?). OSM is -not- wikipedia.

- tensions due to corporate involvement go back just as far, definitely far further back than 2014.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sp8962/status/1362

“The beauty of the project is its ability to incorporate different viewpoints,”

Oh yes! We are all able to edit the same one commonly owned database, and different interest groups can do different things, and that's great. 🙂

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“Maps can never be a perfect representation of the world — they are instead a representation of how the map-makers perceive the world,”

Another good thing to remember when doing

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“These companies don’t map for the same reasons we do, and because of that, I question deeply if our goals can align.”

Oh yes @woodpeck is right here

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“Inside the ‘Wikipedia of Maps,’ Tensions Grow Over Corporate Influence”

Interesting article about . While obviously it simplifies some things, it's not too bad.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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