[HOT] [CrisisMappers] Please help map Egypt

nicolas chavent nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 01:50:31 GMT 2011


Hi there-

On the OSM end, the things are rather clear, I am less clear on how to
contribute to the crowdmap instance set up for Egypt (situational data) for
not Arab speaking persons-
I might have gone too quick over the app
Any hint?

Nicolas

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Katie Filbert <filbertk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>wrote:
>
>> There's interest in using OSM for geolocating Twitter streams by Meedan.
>> Could lead to a virtuous circle, identifying specifically where mapping data
>> is needed. I know the NYTimes has uses OSM a couple times in coverage of
>> Tunisia and Egypt.
>>
>> We have good contacts in the Egyptian community, who are of course cut off
>> from communication right now. Does anyone know Tunisian mappers? And if we
>> were to help support mapping in Amman, I have some contacts there too.
>>
>
> Cleaned up the WikiProject Egypt wiki page, and it can be used for
> coordinating who's mapping where:
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Egypt
>
> Though, there are so many places to map that it's probably fine just to
> pick a place and dive in.  In case you see someone else mapping with you,
> then coordinate more.
>
> -Katie
>
>
>
>
>>
>> == Mikel Maron ==
>> +254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>> http://mapkibera.org/
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Haiti
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>
>> *To:* filbertk at gmail.com; hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>> *Sent:* Sun, January 30, 2011 8:59:12 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [HOT] [CrisisMappers] Please help map Egypt
>>
>> Katie
>>
>> Thanks for your email that for some reason I am just discovering now.
>> I approached Spot in case we identify areas where Bing and Yahoo can be
>> completed, we will have to furnish them AOI-
>> Shall we start with setting up a crisis page on the OSM_WikiProject_Egypt?
>>
>> Ciao
>> Nicolas
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 1:13 AM, Katie Filbert <> wrote:
>>
>>>  The situation is still early in Egypt but escalating rapidly.  There's
>>> already an instance of Ushahidi (http://25jan.crowdmap.com/) by the
>>> Arabic Network for Human Rights Information.
>>>
>>> For OpenStreetMap, with the new Bing imagery, there are many places in
>>> Egypt that are poorly mapped but now have excellent imagery.  Cairo is quite
>>> good but can always be improved.  Alexandria has many areas that need
>>> improvement.
>>>
>>> Smaller but significant cities that are poorly mapped but have great
>>> imagery, in the Sinai / Suez region:
>>>
>>> * Suez
>>> * Port Said
>>> * Ismaiyla
>>>
>>> In southern Egypt (upper Egypt):
>>>
>>> * Aswan
>>> * Luxor
>>> * Minya
>>> * Asyut
>>> * Sohag
>>>
>>> In the Nile Delta region:
>>>
>>> * Tanta
>>> * Damanhur
>>> * Desouk
>>> * Kafr el-Sheikh
>>> * Alexandria
>>>
>>> Just to name a few ...
>>>
>>> I know we have wonderful OSM mappers in Egypt who have done a marvelous
>>> job with mapping Cairo. Please help and improve OSM coverage, especially in
>>> these smaller but still significant cities and around Egypt.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> -Katie
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Katie Filbert
>>> filbertk at gmail.com
>>> @filbertkm
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nicolas Chavent
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Haiti
>> Mobile (Haiti): +509 389 583 05
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>> Landline (FRA): +33 2 97 26 23 08
>> Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
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>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Katie Filbert
> filbertk at gmail.com
> @filbertkm
>



-- 
Nicolas Chavent
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Haiti
Mobile (Haiti): +509 389 583 05
Mobile (France): +33 6 89 45 54 58
Landline (FRA): +33 2 97 26 23 08
Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
Skype: c_nicolas
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