SotM 2011 session: Insert Coin To Play
- The Warm Geography of OSM versus the Cold Geography of traditonal geodata.
- Expressing the local Warmth of OSM by taking the temperature of local OpenStreetMap communities.
- An important raison d'etre of cold local communities is that it's still too hard to get involved with OSM, to take those first steps - what I call The First Mile
- Some ideas from gaming and other online communities that could help pave that First Mile:
- Tiered editing capabilities: you 'earn' the right to make more complicated edits
- Local OSMasters who watch over newcomers through an auto-OWL
- New contributors are introduced to their OSMaster(s)
The code I used to calculate the Community Scorecards, the Data Temperature and build the Temperature Maps is on GitHub. See the example below. You will need osmium / osmjs to run it on your own osm files.