As OPR activity surges, a new wave of Poke Stop and Gym changes is expected

Trainers,

our Ingress regular, Rdash123 (LVL 16), notified us that Operation Portal Recon stats are growing at a stunning rate. According to the official OPR stats page, the usage and submission resolution rate is growing dramatically, following the recent Ingress portal submissions reopening!

However, the numbers are still bottle necked by Niantic’s semi-manual verification/sorting process for new portal submissions.

For the uninitiated, OPR (Operation Portal Recon) is Niantic’s crowd-sourced tool to verify, approve and deny Ingress portal submissions. Pokemon GO’s world data is constructed from Ingress portals, with the data set being refreshed almost daily. This data consists of Poke Stops, Gyms, spawn points and nests. A lot of Ingress portals and clusters of XM energy become a thing in Pokemon GO.

As illustrated in the title image and below, the growth rate is pretty incredible. Be aware that there is still seven hours until today’s score resets, which means the numbers are going to be even higher:

OPR Activity grows
OPR Activity grows

Raw data:

DATEENLRES
09/202316419302
09/212165118674
09/221932616934
09/231492014840
09/241624514932
09/252596323846
09/264904447697
09/275538552813

Niantic’s community manager Andrew Krug recently clarified that the relationship is not 1:1 – not everything in Ingress becomes something in Pokemon GO. However, a significant portion of the data does get transfered.

We’ve researched the link between Ingress and Pokemon GO’s spawns, gyms and Stops in the past, again with Rdash123’s help. You can read that research paper here: Tracking Sightings Tab Pokémon using Ingress and XM points.

We’ll be monitoring the growth and reporting back if another big trend change is observed.


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