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!i!
Hi Folks,

the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy

I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett
enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who
starts a mapping "cake"!

Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it
seemed to worked:
http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html

But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a
good idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance
topic and that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a
lot of work to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for
me here :/

Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to
attract our global community (and others of course):
- https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
- Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
- Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?

Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation
by Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results
afterwards ;)

bye,
Matthias

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Re: Operation Cowboy - Progress/Todo

Paul Johnson-3
I don't think the Tulsa one is going to happen, lack of venue.


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Matthias Meißer <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Folks,

the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy

I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who starts a mapping "cake"!

Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it seemed to worked:
http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html

But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a good idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance topic and that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a lot of work to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for me here :/

Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to attract our global community (and others of course):
- https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
- Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
- Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?

Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation by Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results afterwards ;)

bye,
Matthias

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Re: Operation Cowboy - Progress/Todo

Jim McAndrew
Paul,

Martijn had suggested contacting the local library and seeing if you can reserve a study room or something like that.

If you can't pull something together this weekend (it's not really a good weekend for get togethers in the US), I would love to attend a mapping party in OK in the future. So planning a mapping party in the future could also be a good idea.

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Jim


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Paul Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
I don't think the Tulsa one is going to happen, lack of venue.


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Matthias Meißer <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Folks,

the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy

I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who starts a mapping "cake"!

Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it seemed to worked:
http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html

But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a good idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance topic and that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a lot of work to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for me here :/

Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to attract our global community (and others of course):
- https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
- Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
- Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?

Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation by Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results afterwards ;)

bye,
Matthias

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Re: Operation Cowboy - Progress/Todo

Martijn van Exel-3
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I will post on openstreetmap.us as well. I did set up a SLC event but
I don't know if anyone is going to show up for that. Lots of folks
have family obligations around here this weekend it seems.

Also I am preparing MapRoulette's next challenge in case we run out of
connectivity errors over the weekend.

If I have time I will prepare another MapRoulette video that goes into
exploring the area around the connectivity error a little more (fixing
alignment, adding traffic signals, adding new ways maybe). Would that
be useful?

Martijn

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:05 AM, Matthias Meißer <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy
>
> I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett
> enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who
> starts a mapping "cake"!
>
> Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it seemed to
> worked:
> http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html
>
> But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a good
> idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance topic and
> that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a lot of work
> to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for me here :/
>
> Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to attract
> our global community (and others of course):
> - https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
> - Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
> - Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?
>
> Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation by
> Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results
> afterwards ;)
>
> bye,
> Matthias
>
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Re: Operation Cowboy - Progress/Todo

Toby Murray-2
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It is great to see some good PR happening before the event kicks off!

I just put up a blog post about a few things I have done to try and
help out before the fact. [1]

I mention this at the end of the post and it is listed on the wiki
page but please do be aware that there is an IRC channel dedicated to
this event and it would be nice to have some people who are familiar
with TIGER data in there whenever possible to answer questions in real
time. I pinged TomH about this but didn't get a response yet... do
people think it would be a good idea to have the #opc2012 channel
listed on http://irc.osm.org for the weekend? That way the link on the
wiki page could point at the web client instead of counting on users
to have a desktop IRC client installed and knowing how to use it. If
so, I'll try to get Tom's attention again.

[1] http://ksmapper.blogspot.com/2012/11/preparing-for-operation-cowboy.html

Toby

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Matthias Meißer <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy
>
> I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett
> enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who
> starts a mapping "cake"!
>
> Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it seemed to
> worked:
> http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html
>
> But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a good
> idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance topic and
> that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a lot of work
> to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for me here :/
>
> Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to attract
> our global community (and others of course):
> - https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
> - Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
> - Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?
>
> Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation by
> Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results
> afterwards ;)
>
> bye,
> Matthias
>
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Martijn van Exel-3
That is a great post. I will just link to that on openstreetmap.us
instead of writing another one!

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Toby Murray <[hidden email]> wrote:

> It is great to see some good PR happening before the event kicks off!
>
> I just put up a blog post about a few things I have done to try and
> help out before the fact. [1]
>
> I mention this at the end of the post and it is listed on the wiki
> page but please do be aware that there is an IRC channel dedicated to
> this event and it would be nice to have some people who are familiar
> with TIGER data in there whenever possible to answer questions in real
> time. I pinged TomH about this but didn't get a response yet... do
> people think it would be a good idea to have the #opc2012 channel
> listed on http://irc.osm.org for the weekend? That way the link on the
> wiki page could point at the web client instead of counting on users
> to have a desktop IRC client installed and knowing how to use it. If
> so, I'll try to get Tom's attention again.
>
> [1] http://ksmapper.blogspot.com/2012/11/preparing-for-operation-cowboy.html
>
> Toby
>
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Matthias Meißer <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy
>>
>> I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett
>> enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who
>> starts a mapping "cake"!
>>
>> Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it seemed to
>> worked:
>> http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
>> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html
>>
>> But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a good
>> idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance topic and
>> that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a lot of work
>> to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for me here :/
>>
>> Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to attract
>> our global community (and others of course):
>> - https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
>> - Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
>> - Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?
>>
>> Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation by
>> Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results
>> afterwards ;)
>>
>> bye,
>> Matthias
>>
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Paul Johnson-3
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I've tried to do that, Tulsa County referred me to Creek County...Creek County doesn't return my calls and they never seem to be open (do we still have a library??).  I think Thanksgiving is a big factor, and I would expect the lack of visibility among tribal citizens being a contributor (my tribe doesn't consider this week to have holidays, for example; not sure about others).

On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Jim McAndrew wrote:
Paul,

Martijn had suggested contacting the local library and seeing if you can reserve a study room or something like that.

If you can't pull something together this weekend (it's not really a good weekend for get togethers in the US), I would love to attend a mapping party in OK in the future. So planning a mapping party in the future could also be a good idea.

--
Jim


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Paul Johnson <<a href="javascript:_e({}, &#39;cvml&#39;, &#39;baloo@ursamundi.org&#39;);" target="_blank">baloo@...> wrote:
I don't think the Tulsa one is going to happen, lack of venue.


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Matthias Meißer <<a href="javascript:_e({}, &#39;cvml&#39;, &#39;digi_c@arcor.de&#39;);" target="_blank">digi_c@...> wrote:
Hi Folks,

the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy

I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who starts a mapping "cake"!

Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it seemed to worked:
http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html

But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a good idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance topic and that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a lot of work to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for me here :/

Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to attract our global community (and others of course):
- https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
- Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
- Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?

Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation by Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results afterwards ;)

bye,
Matthias

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Martijn van Exel-3
Hmm sorry to hear that! To offset a negative experience, my experience
with the SLC public library has consistently been great - they have an
online reservation form, where you can state you preference for room
size (I think they have rooms to accommodate up to 50 people) and
equipment / services / room layout required. They always get back to
me within a day or two, and the best part is that it's free for
non-profits holding public events. (They charge fees for closed events
/ commercial users.) And on top of that, it's a great building[1].

[1] http://www.architectureweek.com/2011/0105/design_3-1.html

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Paul Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've tried to do that, Tulsa County referred me to Creek County...Creek
> County doesn't return my calls and they never seem to be open (do we still
> have a library??).  I think Thanksgiving is a big factor, and I would expect
> the lack of visibility among tribal citizens being a contributor (my tribe
> doesn't consider this week to have holidays, for example; not sure about
> others).
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Jim McAndrew wrote:
>>
>> Paul,
>>
>> Martijn had suggested contacting the local library and seeing if you can
>> reserve a study room or something like that.
>>
>> If you can't pull something together this weekend (it's not really a good
>> weekend for get togethers in the US), I would love to attend a mapping party
>> in OK in the future. So planning a mapping party in the future could also be
>> a good idea.
>>
>> --
>> Jim
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Paul Johnson <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> I don't think the Tulsa one is going to happen, lack of venue.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Matthias Meißer <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi Folks,
>>>>
>>>> the organisation of "Operation Cowboy" seems to be nearly finished.
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Operation_Cowboy
>>>>
>>>> I guess we have enough target areas and thanks to Martjins Map Roulett
>>>> enough ideas on how to find new tasks :) Thanks fly out to everybody who
>>>> starts a mapping "cake"!
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to Charlotte (Techlady) we had some *press releases* and it
>>>> seemed to worked:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2012/11/20/article/OpenStreetMap-second-annual-map-a-thon-on-this-weekend/RNXTDSVBSV.html
>>>>
>>>> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenStreetMap-launches-Operation-Cowboy-1751382.html
>>>>
>>>> But if you like, you can try to still push the event, as it might be a
>>>> good idea to bring attention of US IT media to the quality assurance topic
>>>> and that we still looking for more mappers becausethere is still a lot of
>>>> work to do in America. Sadly slashdot and raddit didn't work for me here :/
>>>>
>>>> Another good thing would be *social media* so spreading to word to
>>>> attract our global community (and others of course):
>>>> - https://twitter.com/opcowboy and #OPC2012
>>>> - Starting a facebook or google+ account anyone?
>>>> - Maintaining the IRC channel? Setup a bot?
>>>>
>>>> Might be interesting, that this party, we __might__ get a nice animation
>>>> by Derick Rethans. But hey, let's first do the job and enjoy the results
>>>> afterwards ;)
>>>>
>>>> bye,
>>>> Matthias
>>>>
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