You Are Not The Crowd

A session at State of the Map 2013

Saturday 7th September, 2013

10:00am to 10:20am (GMT)

Richard Fairhurst
Is OpenStreetMap a tribe of worker ants? A self-organizing anarchy? Is it truly crowdsourcing? How do we recruit a bigger crowd to complete our mission? Is OpenStreetMap’s cause best served by emulating Google Map Maker and Waze, or are we on the right track already? If the latter is the case, what’s holding us back? Richard will examine OpenStreetMap’s greatest successes to find the motivators for mappers, developers, and organizers, asking how we can learn from these to build a bigger, better OSM. This lively session will change how you think about OSM (no refunds in case of dissatisfaction). Expect Monty Python, church organs, Welsh architecture, European socialism, and the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and OSM mailing lists.

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Richard Fairhurst

http://cycle.travel · cartographer, writer, developer, OpenStreetMap pioneer, canal person · Sustrans group co-ordinator N/W Oxon · my ghosts like to travel bio from Twitter

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Time 10:00am10:20am GMT

Date Sat 7th September 2013

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