[HOT] recording damage

Chris Blow cgblow at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 07:01:03 BST 2010


is anyone working on icons for the taxonomy? 

I do not see any at all here: 


So presumably the defaults from the main features page are being used? 

I worked on some custom icons for the Ushahidi Haiti taxonomy: http://unthinkingly.github.com/ushahidi-haiti-icons

I would like to expand these to align with the HOT data model. 

My experience with creating a bunch of icons by hand has been a bit tedious, so I think the best way to proceed would be to A) do more custom vector design work and the B) write a script to generate completed, standardized icons using those vectors (with customizations to the border/background/color/size etc.) Ultimately I want a large, beautiful icon set that can be customized to work well with various basemaps and cartographic themes. As far as I am aware, many icons already exist, but they are inappropriate, ugly, or inflexible -- and even if we just used those there is not a library for scripting the generation of customized icons. 

I would appreciate advice on how to best proceed. 



On Sep 24, 2010, at 5:52 PM, Shoaib Burq wrote:

> besides xsl there are "blank" shapefiles too. Also there are 2 versions of
> UNSDIT: Light and Comprehensive
> maybe start with light?
> http://www.logcluster.org/tools/mapcentre/unsdi/unsdi-t-v2.0/UNSDIT_v2.0_Draft_Light_Shapefile_Template.zip/view?searchterm=
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Sean Horgan <seanhorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I guess I just volunteered ;-).  Happy to help.
>> I can consolidate any disparate sources of tags and start putting together a
>> proposal for new map features.   I'll take a look at those UNSDI-T xls', the
>> JOSM presets, the current Humanitarian tags on the wiki and anything else
>> people send my way.  I'll start with a spreadsheet that organizes everything
>> I can find and post it out to the hot and tagging mailing lists.
>> Sean
>> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 20:24, Schuyler Erle <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:
>>> My best suggestion would be to start a Humanitarian Features page on the
>>> OSM wiki that copies the format of the Map Features page. I'd then collect
>>> as much of the existing discussion as you're willing to devote time to
>>> doing, and put it all on that page. In point of fact, I think this would be
>>> a tremendous service to HOT (unless anyone else feels otherwise and wants to
>>> pipe up).
>>> Sean, are you volunteering? :-D
>>> SDE
>>> On Sep 20, 2010, at 1:22 PM, Sean Horgan wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> It looks like the push to define Humanitarian OSM tags in the wiki
>>>> stopped in February but from scouring the web, it looks like the HOT is very
>>>> active (http://hot.openstreetmap.org/weblog).
>>>> Where is the right place to review the current damage/disaster-related
>>>> tags?
>>>> --
>>>> Sean
>>>> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 08:59, Sean Horgan <seanhorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I've been in Galveston Texas for the last week and I've been trying to
>>>> add some POIs as I've ventured around the island.  One thing I've run into
>>>> is that some of facilities are either permanently destroyed or temporarily
>>>> out-of-use due to storm damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008.  Little to no
>>>> tagging of this damage exists.
>>>> I've searched around trying to find some precedent for damage-related
>>>> tags and found the following, all related to Haiti:
>>>> http://www.mail-archive.com/talk@openstreetmap.org/msg26308.html -
>>>> discussion on the talk mailing list
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Haiti_Strategy_And_Proposal
>>>> - Haiti proposal
>>>> http://tagstat.hypercube.telascience.org/search.php?query=damage -
>>>> tagstats on damage
>>>> What are the best forums to both understand current practice as well as
>>>> discuss tagging of damaged features, i.e. storms, earthquakes, riots,
>>>> conflicts, etc?
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Sean
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