Mapping Challenge Updates
- Colorado (mostly) finished!
- UPDATES to Naming requirements
- New Courthouse Mapping Challenge: Missouri
- Illinois Schools Challenge still running
Colorado (mostly) finished!:
Courthouses in Colorado appear to mostly finished! If you are a Peer Reviewer or an Advanced Editor, and you would like to check the green points on the map, please go ahead and do so. Don't forget: if you added the initial point, please don't peer review it yourself. In case anyone wants to finish up Colorado, we will wait until next week to post recognition for this challenge. In the meantime, thank you so much to everyone who is participating in the Courthouse Pilot Project, and thank you also to those who have provided feedback!
Because this is a pilot project, we will be refining our user guide and other procedures based on the feedback we get. We are already making some changes based on the feedback we've gotten from this initial challenge.
UPDATES to Naming Requirements:
We are working on updating the Courthouse Pilot section of the user guide, but until we get that published, here are some slight changes that should help simplify naming:
1) Use the name as found on an authoritative website (e.g. Rio Blanco Combined Court, San Miguel County Courthouse, Adams County Justice Center, etc.).
2) The name is no longer required to have "County Courthouse", etc. We know that there is a lot of variability in courthouse names, and after getting feedback, we've reevaluated this requirement. As stated above, the best (and easiest) course of action is to list the name as found on an authoritative website. If the authoritative website says Adams County Justice Center, use that name. If you previously named a courthouse using the prior guidance, (i.e. adding "County Courthouse"), that naming is still acceptable. Thank you for your patience as we refine our procedures.
New Courthouse Mapping Challenge: Missouri
The next Courthouse Mapping Challenge will be Missouri. As of Friday afternoon, no points have been collected yet. Happy mapping!
Illinois Schools Challenge still running
Don't forget, the Illinois School Mapping Challenge is still happening. There are just under 300 points that still need to be edited, and about 1,600 that need to be peer reviewed or checked by an advanced editor. Help us get as many of these points edited as possible before US Topo maps for Illinois are updated!
Check out Interactive Status Map to help us with this challenge.
New Colorado Courthouse Pilot Project Mapping Challenge / Illinois Schools Extended
You may have seen our recent email announcing our new Courthouse Pilot Project. If you haven't heard about the pilot project yet, you can read about it in the new Courthouse Pilot Project Guide section of the user guide. We are going to eventually be collecting the entire United States, but since this is a pilot project we are going to release states as Mapping Challenges in order to refine our documentation and simplify the data review of completeness and quality. We are asking you to start with Colorado. Before we could even officially announce it, you've already done a ton of work! TNMCorps volunteers rock!
Check out the status map below to see what still needs to be done. As a reminder, there are no existing red points for this project. Any blue, purple, and yellow points are finished and do not need to be checked again. Please make sure to read the Courthouse Pilot Project Guide before participating in the Mapping Challenge.
Don't forget, we are running the Illinois Schools Mapping Challenge for a little while longer! See the previous post from 11/01/17 for more information, and don't forget to check out the Interactive Status Map. Help us get as many of this points finished as possible before US Topo maps are updated for Illinois!