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[research survey] Your perspective in editing OpenStreetMap

Giovanni Quattrone
Hi all, sorry for crossposting.

My name is Giovanni and I'm a researcher at University College London, UK.
I'm specialised in crowdsourcing research and in the past have done many
studies of OpenStreetMap.

I'm currently conducting a new OpenStreetMap study, and I'm asking for
your help. I'm trying to assess the extent to which information on OSM
is ever maintained or updated. Such knowledge helps understand how to
best support the OSM community with appropriate tools.

I would be very grateful if you could give only 5 minutes of your time
to fill in a short anonymous survey. Your answers will help me better
understand your perspective in editing OpenStreetMap.
The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
http://goo.gl/forms/6xtj14pwej

Your answers to the questionnaire will be stored securely and they will
be used only for research purposes.
Confidentiality and anonymity will be maintained and it will not be
possible to identify you in any way.

Let me know if, after having completed the survey, you would like to
receive the outcomes of my research, I will be more than happy to share
them with you once ready.

Thank you for your time,
Giovanni

PS.
In case you're curious, you can find some of my past OpenStreetMap
studies here:
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/cscw2015.pdf
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/wsdm2014.pdf
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/icwsm2013.pdf
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/cscw2013.pdf

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Giovanni Quattrone
Research Associate at University College London, UK
Department of Computer Science
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/


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Re: [research survey] Your perspective in editing OpenStreetMap

SomeoneElse-2
(apologies for a reply fairly off-topic for the newbies list - I'm just replying to where it was posted)

On 29/04/2015 11:19, Giovanni Quattrone wrote:

My name is Giovanni and I'm a researcher at University College London, UK.
I'm specialised in crowdsourcing research and in the past have done many studies of OpenStreetMap.

OK - presumably you're aware of the discussion of previous research such as here(1) and here(2)?  I'm assuming you're familiar with the latter one because it's by someone you cite in one of your linked papers...  There have been some fairly poorly-based questionnaires in the past, and while I'm sure that yours isn't like that at all, perhaps some of the questions could do with a bit more attention to detail?  For example, the "which editor" question ignores mobile editors completely and also ignores Potlatch 2, which new signups on IE currently get by default.


I'm currently conducting a new OpenStreetMap study, and I'm asking for your help. I'm trying to assess the extent to which information on OSM is ever maintained or updated. Such knowledge helps understand how to best support the OSM community with appropriate tools.

Presumably the survey part is to obtain an insight into mappers' motiviations and you'll actually get details on what gets maintained and what doesn't by looking at the lifecycle of data in OSM - perhaps grab some data from an old post-licence-change planet file and look at what's changed in selected areas there - what got updated, what got deleted and redrawn, and what changeset comments in which editors were used by mappers along the way?

...


Your answers to the questionnaire will be stored securely and they will be used only for research purposes.
Confidentiality and anonymity will be maintained and it will not be possible to identify you in any way.

Obviously an answer isn't anonymous if users link to a changeset of theirs (as I did) - presumably you're suggesting that people don't do that!


Let me know if, after having completed the survey, you would like to receive the outcomes of my research, I will be more than happy to share them with you once ready.

I'd have thought that that'd be worth sharing in something like an OSM diary entry or by a mail to the main "talk" list perhaps?  I'd certainly be interested in the results - I suspect that the results will be very different in some OSM communities to others and would be interested in how you think things vary globally (I have a gut feel, based on some data, for some areas in GB but haven't tried to come up with any hard statistics).

Cheers,

Andy



(1) https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2015-March/thread.html#72232

(2) https://povesham.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/observing-from-afar-or-joining-the-action-osm-and-giscience-research/


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Re: [research survey] Your perspective in editing OpenStreetMap

Giovanni Quattrone
Hi Andy,
thanks for your feedback, your points and links are very useful.

As for the survey, it is only a part of my current work on OSM. The results of this survey will be coupled with an extensive quantitative analysis of pattern of changes and updates all around the world in OSM. I've already some interesting preliminary results from the data. I'll share with you soon some early results so to have also your feedback.

Apologise again for my off-topic thread.

Cheers,
Giovanni



On 30/04/2015 20:35, SomeoneElse wrote:
(apologies for a reply fairly off-topic for the newbies list - I'm just replying to where it was posted)

On 29/04/2015 11:19, Giovanni Quattrone wrote:

My name is Giovanni and I'm a researcher at University College London, UK.
I'm specialised in crowdsourcing research and in the past have done many studies of OpenStreetMap.

OK - presumably you're aware of the discussion of previous research such as here(1) and here(2)?  I'm assuming you're familiar with the latter one because it's by someone you cite in one of your linked papers...  There have been some fairly poorly-based questionnaires in the past, and while I'm sure that yours isn't like that at all, perhaps some of the questions could do with a bit more attention to detail?  For example, the "which editor" question ignores mobile editors completely and also ignores Potlatch 2, which new signups on IE currently get by default.


I'm currently conducting a new OpenStreetMap study, and I'm asking for your help. I'm trying to assess the extent to which information on OSM is ever maintained or updated. Such knowledge helps understand how to best support the OSM community with appropriate tools.

Presumably the survey part is to obtain an insight into mappers' motiviations and you'll actually get details on what gets maintained and what doesn't by looking at the lifecycle of data in OSM - perhaps grab some data from an old post-licence-change planet file and look at what's changed in selected areas there - what got updated, what got deleted and redrawn, and what changeset comments in which editors were used by mappers along the way?

...


Your answers to the questionnaire will be stored securely and they will be used only for research purposes.
Confidentiality and anonymity will be maintained and it will not be possible to identify you in any way.

Obviously an answer isn't anonymous if users link to a changeset of theirs (as I did) - presumably you're suggesting that people don't do that!


Let me know if, after having completed the survey, you would like to receive the outcomes of my research, I will be more than happy to share them with you once ready.

I'd have thought that that'd be worth sharing in something like an OSM diary entry or by a mail to the main "talk" list perhaps?  I'd certainly be interested in the results - I suspect that the results will be very different in some OSM communities to others and would be interested in how you think things vary globally (I have a gut feel, based on some data, for some areas in GB but haven't tried to come up with any hard statistics).

Cheers,

Andy



(1) https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2015-March/thread.html#72232

(2) https://povesham.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/observing-from-afar-or-joining-the-action-osm-and-giscience-research/



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Re: [research survey] Your perspective in editing OpenStreetMap

Charlotte Wolter
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Giovanni,

        I echo some of the other questions about your research.
        My concerns are:
        --You did not provide any advance notice
        --You did not name the professor(s) who are principal investigators
        --the link to the study is not a link to your university
        --we are all slammed with the Nepal response, so many of us don't have five minutes
        I'm not worried about your questionnaire. Whether or not it is effective is your problem. I hope you worked with your professors to develop it.
        I can only hope that your research also recognizes that, while all volunteer organizations have limitations and are not perfect, the work that they do is important and valuable. And, I hope the research--while reaching for the unvarnished truth--is also done in the spirit of helping those organizations be even more successful.

Charlotte Wolter


At 03:19 AM 4/29/2015, you wrote:
Hi all,
 
Sorry for crossposting.
My name is Giovanni and I'm a researcher at University College
London, UK. I'm specialised in crowdsourcing research and in
the past have done many studies of OpenStreetMap.
I'm currently conducting a new OpenStreetMap study, and I'm
asking for your help. I'm trying to assess the extent to which
information on OSM is ever maintained or updated. Such knowledge
helps understand how to best support the OSM community with
appropriate tools.
I would be very grateful if you could give only 5 minutes of your
time to fill in a short anonymous survey. Your answers will help me
better understand your perspective in editing OpenStreetMap.
The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
http://goo.gl/forms/6xtj14pwej
Your answers to the questionnaire will be stored securely and they
will be used only for research purposes. Confidentiality and anonymity
will be maintained and it will not be possible to identify you in any
way.
Let me know if, after having completed the survey, you would like to
receive the outcomes of my research, I will be more than happy to
share them with you once ready.
Thank you for your time,
 
Giovanni
 
PS. In case you're curious, you can find some of my past OpenStreetMap
studies here:
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/cscw2015.pdf http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/wsdm2014.pdf http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/icwsm2013.pdf http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/cscw2013.pdf --
 
Giovanni Quattrone
Research Associate
University College London,
UK Department of Computer Science
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/
 
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Giovanni Quattrone

Hi Charlotte,

Yes, as you wrote, the research I'm personally doing is to have some insights on how to support the OSM community, and in general all the geographic crowd-sourcing communities, with the best tools to facilitate and optimise user coordination.

Thanks for your feedback and apologise again for the off-topic thread,
Giovanni

On 1 May 2015 22:15, "Charlotte Wolter" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Giovanni,

        I echo some of the other questions about your research.
        My concerns are:
        --You did not provide any advance notice
        --You did not name the professor(s) who are principal investigators
        --the link to the study is not a link to your university
        --we are all slammed with the Nepal response, so many of us don't have five minutes
        I'm not worried about your questionnaire. Whether or not it is effective is your problem. I hope you worked with your professors to develop it.
        I can only hope that your research also recognizes that, while all volunteer organizations have limitations and are not perfect, the work that they do is important and valuable. And, I hope the research--while reaching for the unvarnished truth--is also done in the spirit of helping those organizations be even more successful.

Charlotte Wolter


At 03:19 AM 4/29/2015, you wrote:
Hi all,
 
Sorry for crossposting.
My name is Giovanni and I'm a researcher at University College
London, UK. I'm specialised in crowdsourcing research and in
the past have done many studies of OpenStreetMap.
I'm currently conducting a new OpenStreetMap study, and I'm
asking for your help. I'm trying to assess the extent to which
information on OSM is ever maintained or updated. Such knowledge
helps understand how to best support the OSM community with
appropriate tools.
I would be very grateful if you could give only 5 minutes of your
time to fill in a short anonymous survey. Your answers will help me
better understand your perspective in editing OpenStreetMap.
The survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
http://goo.gl/forms/6xtj14pwej
Your answers to the questionnaire will be stored securely and they
will be used only for research purposes. Confidentiality and anonymity
will be maintained and it will not be possible to identify you in any
way.
Let me know if, after having completed the survey, you would like to
receive the outcomes of my research, I will be more than happy to
share them with you once ready.
Thank you for your time,
 
Giovanni
 
PS. In case you're curious, you can find some of my past OpenStreetMap
studies here:
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/cscw2015.pdf http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/wsdm2014.pdf http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/icwsm2013.pdf http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/pubblications/cscw2013.pdf --
 
Giovanni Quattrone
Research Associate
University College London,
UK Department of Computer Science
http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Quattrone/
 
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