Thank You! – GeoWeek 2017

08 December 2017

Thank you! Geo-Week 2017 was a huge success!

Hello Mappers,

Thank you for your incredible efforts organizing this year’s OSM GeoWeek! In total, we had 230 public events in 48 countries. We had almost 100 extra events this year and increased our country footprint by 6 countries. Together, we added 292,856 features, which is about double what we accomplished in 2016.  What amazing accomplishments! One of my favorite quotes comes from Geneva, where a participant checked in with her event organizer to let her know that she found that “Mapping was mesmerizing and relaxing” and had spent that next weekend practicing her new skill!

We would love to hear about your event to help make next year even bigger and better. If you have time, please fill out this form to let us know what went well, what went poorly, and if you have any lessons you’d like to pass on to your fellow organizers. If you would like to share pictures, please add them with a short blurb to HOT’s Flickr located here.

It’s a great idea to follow-up with your participants (if you haven’t already). Here are some helpful reminders you can include:

Again, from all of us on the OSM GeoWeek organizing team, thank you so much for your planning, mapping, and continued support!

Thank you, Rachel Levine American Red Cross - Missing Maps Coordinator

by Rachel Levine