OpenStreetMap is a strong social environment for data, and that’s key to its success. Maps, tags, places, and code are the result of online and offline conversations, not top down dictations, meaning OSM is more expressive for more situations. Yet the core tools to connect mappers to talk about maps and monitor an area are still the same as five years ago. There are overflowing gardens of cool organizational tools and hacks. How can we bring these tools together to reach more mappers?
This talk will survey the current social functions in the OSM ecosystem, envision where the community can go, and suggest concrete development steps.
State of the Map US - San Francisco 2013