[Talk-ht] PAHO Medical Facilities
karl.guggisberg at guggis.ch
Wed Feb 3 11:05:32 GMT 2010
two questions regarding tagging in the current OSM files
* could we replace the currently used "organisation" tag with
"operator"? Quote from the OSM Map Features list:
"The operator tag can be used to name a company or corporation who's
responsible for a certain object or who operates it."
Alternatively, could we replace "organisation" with
* could we replace "source" with "source:health_facility"? OSM objects
in Haiti now are based on different sources. We have tmaintain
attributions for image sources, public maps, and other datasets (Sahana).
Am 03.02.2010 08:07, schrieb Kate Chapman:
> Hi All,
> I converted the PAHO medical facilities data into OSM format.
> http://github.com/wonderchook/PAHO_to_OSM. I also included the rules
> file. If anyone needs files in another format or anything let me
> I chunked it up into 26 files so people could work on it. The tags
> associated with each facility are ones that are important to WHO/PAHO.
> We want to make sure we include data that is going to be important to
> these organizations. They are willing to contribute data back to us
> from the ground, but we need to include information that relates to
> humanitarian efforts. In my experience working with this data there
> have been many circumstances where the OSM positional accuracy is
> better, something to keep in mind when resolving the discrepancies
> between the two datasets.
> The most important information is the health_facility:paho_id that is
> the universal ID for medical facilities in Haiti and will allow OSM
> data to interact more easily with other systems.
> This is our first attempt at using the Humanitarian OSM tags in the
> wild: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Tags
> We made every attempt to continue to use already existing tags. The
> wiki might need to be cleaned up a bit to match what is in the .osm
> To summarize:
> 1. We want OSM to be the source of this type of data
> 2. In order to be the source we need to include info of importance to NGOs
> 3. Yes the Humanitarian Tags are a draft but we need to start somewhere.
> 4. If there is something drastically wrong let me know and we'll
> figure out how to fix it.
> I saw emails flying by regarding workflow I'm not sure the best way to
> figure out who is working on what.
> Thanks for all your assistance and hardwork.
> Kate Chapman
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