[HOT] H.O.T OSM manual and learning OSM in Uganda

Douglas Musaazi douglasmusaazi at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 13 09:24:03 GMT 2011


Hi all,


We have started training some people about how to go about OSM, using the H.O.T training manual. JOSM is a good editor, but  was wondering why it's the only one that was included in the manual.
Otherwise the manual is concise, we are even including potlatch 2 as one of the training topics, among others and by the end of the training, we hope we would have well skilled people who will be contributing to providing geographical data to the open street world map.

Fruits of thought (http://www.fruitsofthought.org) supports the mapping days (http://www.mappingday.com) that are held at given intervals in a year, to introduce mapping and the open street map to the participants, the features mapped on a mapping day can take a while to be fully updated correctly as most of the participants are new to OSM, we hope, after the training we shall have some more people who will have a better understanding of what OSM is all about.

Notable edits in some of the selected areas of Uganda include:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.29531&lon=32.61574&zoom=17&layers=M
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.30763&lon=32.61526&zoom=17&layers=M
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.68169&lon=34.19327&zoom=16&layers=M
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.380935&lon=32.558124&zoom=18&layers=M
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.35489&lon=32.74168&zoom=17&layers=M
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.348045&lon=32.573484&zoom=18&layers=M

These are just some of the links that can be identified, and is not an exhausted list of all the edits, there might be some that we do not know of, but during the mapping day we covered some of the links above, and in some of the areas correcting and editing features is still in progress. However it is clear that there is more work that needs to be done, but the good part is that the mapping community continues to grow.

If you can spare some time and visit the above links, it would be good to have a feed back from you. There is just one link that was edited with JOSM, which can easily be identified, and the rest with potlatch.

Yours Truly

Douglas Ssebaggala Musaazi
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