[HOT] Why we fail mapping Ivory Coast ?

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 21 12:54:53 BST 2011


Perhaps everyone is not as aware of the humanitarian situation in Ivory Coast? 
Can you elaborate what's happening?
The media focus was on Gbagbo (at least in the US), and the humanitarian crisis 
there was overshadowed by Japan.


== Mikel Maron ==
+14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron

From: Frédéric Bonifas <fredericbonifas at gmail.com>
To: hot at openstreetmap.org
Sent: Thu, April 21, 2011 7:35:54 AM
Subject: [HOT] Why we fail mapping Ivory Coast ?


I have noticed that the participation in mapping Ivory Coast isn't huge.

We usually have no data sources. So we spend time tracing with landsat, defining 
the areas of interest, trying to get images, and complaining about the lack of 
available data sources.

For Ivory Coast we are in the contrary case : we have tons of satellite images 
but no one to trace over it.

Perhaps you are currently mapping another area ?
Perhaps you don't see the interest in mapping Ivory Coast ?
Perhaps the data sources available were not promoted enough ?
Perhaps quality of available satellite imagery is too bad ?
Perhaps the communication around the usefulness of this mapping action wasn't 
good ?
Perhaps the media did not talk a lot about this crisis ?
Perhaps ... ?

This is really a "naive" message, without pre-conceived ideas, just to 
understand why we fail and how we can improve.


Frédéric Bonifas
+33672652807 skype:fredericbonifas
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