[HOT] ICCM Workshop
samlarsen1 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 10 09:28:56 BST 2010
I gave a workshop at the Cambridge Crisis Camp this week and one area which i
could have handled better was around OSM editing in general.
1) Some of the participants felt a little detatched from what they had heard
about OSM editing (on the ground GPS style surveying) and what i showed them. A
better description about why we were doing relatively poor quality mapping
(tracing from the SPOT imagery) would have helped. I did try to address this,
but also tried to balance my talking with actual mapping.
2) Also, there were some computing/remote sensing enthusiasts there who were
questioning the process when compared to computational image processing to
extract features from satellite imagery as opposed to thousands of hours
hand-tracing imagery. I didn't really get into the reasons why we are not doing
that (as that could have taken a while) - which may have put a few off.
Really my points above are about engaging with the mappers. First impressions
count and if they are put off by some unanswered questions like those above - we
may not get them to come back.
----- Original Message ----
> From: Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
> To: hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Sent: Fri, 10 September, 2010 2:26:30
> Subject: [HOT] ICCM Workshop
> Hey Hotties,
> I'm giving a hour workshop on OSM at the Crisis Mappers Conference. I
> was looking for some input on what people think that should include.
> What I'm thinking so far:
> -Introduction to OSM
> -Introduction to HOT
> -JOSM (brief digitizing)
> -Humanitarian Data Model (JOSM presets/survey forms)
> -Brief Overview of Surveying with Humanitarian Data Model
> -Ways of using data (downloading shp/Garmin GPS files/MapOSMatic/Walking
> My goal is to give people the idea of how in Haiti it started with the
> greater OSM community and then was transitioned to people on the
> HOT mailing list
> HOT at openstreetmap.org
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