[HOT] [OSM-talk] Details about the edits in Uganda and the OSM tasking manager

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Sun Dec 18 03:40:21 GMT 2011

Hi Douglas,

To use the tasking manager someone needs to be made an administrator.
Just send me your OSM ID so I can add you.

Why are you surprised that we do a two day workshop on the manual?  Do
you think this is too long or too short? BTW we have only been doing
the manual/workshop in its current form in Indonesia over the past six
months.  Mostly the people being trained are community facilitators,
who know how to use computers and do a fair amount of paper mapping.
The goal being that they can actually do some mapping on their own at
the end of the workshop.

If I'm training technical people I usually would do it as a one day workshop.



On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 9:18 PM, Douglas Musaazi
<douglasmusaazi at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> Great thanks to all the comments about the links i sent in the last post,
> now i can respond to them after some analysis, and also give more details
> about them;
> I have picked alot from your replies and learnt that we are doing almost
> similar tasks, all the OSM editors have advantages and disadvantages, and we
> shall be using all of them, only that we have lately been inclined towards
> potlatch because it is easy to use and spot on: "what you edit is what you
> get (WYEWYG)" and it enables the practical usage of the internet. Uganda
> being a low developing country can benefit alot from using the internet and
> despite the fact that there are various areas without internet connectivity,
> it (the internet) is growing at a fast pace!!, hence the use of potlatch.
> The training has just begun and we have started with a few number of people
> who will be tested with their skills on the mapping days or future projects
> that will involve http://www.osm.org, then we shall keep on training more
> interested people.
> It's a 4 hour training for 2 days in a week for the students in their
> holiday, am actually surprised to learn that H.O.T carries out a 2day
> workshop that covers the manual.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.29531&lon=32.61574&zoom=17&layers=M This
> was after the 1st mapping day, with a follow up of 2 months to produce the
> above output, foot survey and satellite.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.348045&lon=32.573484&zoom=18&layers=M
> 2nd mapping day with some students from Mukono Christian University Uganda
> (not fully mapped).
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.30763&lon=32.61526&zoom=17&layers=M
> After the 3rd mapping day, work is still in progress, it is a slum area
> (informal settlement).
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.68169&lon=34.19327&zoom=16&layers=M By
> http://www.osm.org/user/JeffH from Denmark who visited the area and used a
> gps as well as JOSM.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.380935&lon=32.558124&zoom=18&layers=M
> Done by me (Douglas) local knowledge have lived in this area.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.35489&lon=32.74168&zoom=17&layers=M By
> Kate Adoch she has good local knowledge for the area.
> We contacted Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> for some assistance about
> the informal settlements, and he gladly shared with us and connected us to
> some mappers on the map Kibera project in Kenya
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-1.31202&lon=36.78874&zoom=17&layers=M
> We will be sharing with the OSM community our activities and documented
> materials for the better, i think the gates are ok, as explained by Reinier
> (reinier.battenberg at mountbatten.net), that is how the Ugandan locality and
> housing is structured, and as Joseph said we may need to include the access
> key and its attributes.
> Kate Chapman gave useful links to potlatch as well as other members who
> advised on using the tasking manager, thanks. We will be working with the
> tasking tool in our future acts.
> Coming up is mapping at this area:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=0.315032&lon=32.604868&zoom=18&layers=M it
> is currently blank, but there is a coca-cola plastic waste collection center
> that is going to be indicated on OSM with the students we are training, it's
> newly built so the satellite imagery may not show it. This will be done on
> Monday 19th December 2011.
> Yours Truly
> Douglas Ssebaggala Musaazi
> Mobile: +256-772-422524
> douglas at mappingday.com
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