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olpcMAP sprint: Day One December 27, 2010

  1. Ben and Nancie thought they were late when arrived at the office at 11AM. They were the first ones to show up. Adam and Benaja followed, they had to wait for a bus that never came and walked from Medford to Kendall Square… No wonder many participants got stuck on their way to Boston and didn’t come to the office today. Those who did show up assigned regions to each other and started beautification of landmarks/dots by adding links, pictures, etc.
  2. I was working on the presentation of olpcMAP Survey Results and planned to go to OLPC office around 5PM, but never made it. I continued working on another presentation for Wednesday, Dec 29.
  3. From Nick:  Today, we’ve added a new Search to which works just like magic!   It’s inspired by the plain but informative search at
    OpenStreetMap.In the top-center of your map, enter your query to search our database of
    people, groups, and deployments.  At the same time, you’ll also be searching Google Maps and social bookmarks at   The map will send you to the top result, and list other possible matches on the left. Quick Walkthrough:
    * Search for a person: Holt -> map centers on Adam Holt’s marker
    * Search for a group: Waveplace -> map shows their schools from Cambridge to the Caribbean – individual points appear in search
    * Search for a place: Boston -> sends you to Boston on Google Maps, lists several people
    * Google Maps helps : various spellings and phrasings for a place (such as Ayiti) are caught by Google Maps so you’ll see the place you meant
  4. From Adam: The 20-question OLPC/Sugar Deployment Map Trivia Contest has now begun!  Partial answers get full points (and prizes) if creative — but you have less than 48hrs:
    TUE 5PM – Peru ICT4D Short Film Premier, please join the filmmaker herself, Audubon Dougherty, followed by Q+A+Dinner!  Preview: 7PM – See how Deployment Aware You *Really* Are — and what you won?
    Feature Presentation: olpcMAP’s survey results analysis + 10 takeaways — by volunteerism researcher MZ
  5. UNTIL THEN… Let us know how works for you by contacting us online at to Help Everyone Map!
  6. Also see Nancie’s post

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