OpenStreetMap-Belgium

Support and grow the OpenStreetMap community in Belgium

Strategy

non-mappers > mappers

 

mappers > community

 

community > organisation

 

organisation > networked organisation

Radically open, not radically open source

Do as little as possible

Ever answered an OSM question with a sigh?

Just do it already

And start doing meetups

Mapathons

great

to expand your team

not great

to grow the total number

of mappers

Big events

great to expand your team

watch out for burn-outs

Crazy about mapping

be a club you

want to part of

be welcoming

show appreciation

grow diversity

Talk in places people might not have heard you before

We value more

than just coding

Mapper of the Month is about mapping, organizing and also coding

Diversity

We have all sorts of geeks!

The language

issue

Building an organisation

Talk like an organisation

community@osm.be

website

newsletter

twitter

meetup

facebook

riot

...

Partnership with Open Knowledge Belgium

  • No separate administration

  • Access to a network
  • Access to an employee
  • open Summer of Code

Our life as

a working group

Lightweight Bylaws

Easy membership

Election of a board

Enough to become a Local Chapter!

open Summer

of code

Funding?

Core members...

... and 50 euro

We're not about software

What the global community can do for us?

Be a club you want to join

Have a community-builders wishlist

Wishlist

  • following diaries
  • community index
  • reviewmychange
  • massive local messaging through OSM.org
  • basic statistics
  • extended membership waiver for OSMF
  • microfunding (domain, meetup,...)
  • local group website
  • dedicated channel
  • stickers and promo material
  • godfather program

We are winning