MapBox publish 2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report

MapBox have published a very slick looking 2013 OSM data report. It looks like it uses HTML5 to show some lovely looking animations (timesliders etc.) of different aspects of the OSM data (data updates etc.). The stand out stat for me is that about 40% of changes are made by 0.1% of users! There are some very dedicated OSM people out there and we should say a big thank-you to them! There are also over 1 million users now, helping to bring better data to OSM every day. Yippee! P.s. thanks to Nick for this info.
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(thanks to XuRxO for the image from Flickr)

Maptember is coming!

maptember

Thanks to a flurry of geospatial events in the UK in late summer, the month September has been renamed as Maptember!

There are 11 (and counting) events going on. I’m planning to be at AGI GeoCommunity and FOSS4G (all at EMCC in Nottingham, UK).

You can read more about the events here….http://www.maptember.org/

Hopefully there will be a good chance to have some MapAction related hacking going on at some of the Maptember events. (following on from the MapAction Hackathon with AGI held recently)……