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

Daniel Oefele oefele at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 13 10:49:10 GMT 2011

Hi Douglas.


The links look good. I am working in Kupang, East Indonesia and also
training people (government, NGOs, students) how to use OSM and JOSM.
Postlach is for us not an option - internet access is not fast and stable
enough. We are working with the HOT training material as well (in Bahasa
Indonesia). What is missing so far are some slides for a introduction - do
you have some power points you want to share? I usually start the training
with some of the videos from http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/ 

What could be interessting for you is the Tasking Manager (probably you know
it already) to avoid overlapping edits on your mapping days. We have a task
for Kupang (http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/5) and its really impressiv to see
how many different people are  mapping here even though its not a desaster


Happy mapping



From: Douglas Musaazi [mailto:douglasmusaazi at yahoo.com] 
Sent: 13 Desember 2011 17:24
To: hot at openstreetmap.org
Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
Subject: [HOT] H.O.T OSM manual and learning OSM in Uganda


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:









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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