[HOT] [CrisisMappers] Please help map Egypt
nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 01:50:31 GMT 2011
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
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:
> 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.
>> == Mikel Maron ==
>> +254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>> *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
>> 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?
>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> Katie Filbert
>>> filbertk at gmail.com
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>> Nicolas Chavent
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> Katie Filbert
> filbertk at gmail.com
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