[HOT] Potlatch2 for HOT?

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Mon Feb 14 03:46:50 GMT 2011

Hi Joseph,

I played with doing a custom Potlatch2 deployment a bit.  We were
working on creating a tasking server and combining it with Potlatch2.

The idea is someone can pick a grid click on it and start editing.
The tags would then be limited to what HOT was looking for at that

Translating the JOSM presets over to Potlatch2 ones would be the first
step.  Since I was just creating a fast demo to use with the tasking
server I didn't get very far.


On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all, this is just me thinking aloud; I thought I'd suggest
> something and see how it goes,
> I've recently briefly spoken with Robert and Nicolas and a issue that
> came up is the provision of suitable software to HOT users; as far as
> I'm aware, HOT members on the ground are using JOSM with custom HOT
> specific key/tag templates.
> Elsewhere in OSM, I'm really impressed by Potlatch2 integration into
> 3rd party sites such as open.mapquest. I love the idea that you can
> provide custom web based mapping tools to your users so that everyone
> reaps maximum benefit from OSM whilst contributing to the same
> database.
> Has anyone, therefore, considered a HOT specific Potlatch2 deployment?
> I know that Potlatch1 got some Haiti pre-sets added to it immediately
> after the earthquake, but it would be great to see a wider use of
> this. I propose this as a tool to help users such as myself; arm chair
> Hotties who want to help with disaster response from abroad. I'm
> thinking of a HOT specific map rendering highlighting the most
> important features with an edit link that brings up Potlatch2 and a
> pre-set array of keys, tags, etc. that us at home should be looking
> out for and tracing.
> I think there's a lot of people out there that would like to jump in
> and help out from home, but that may not necessarily know the best way
> they can do this; a HOT Potlatch2, loaded up with the pre-sets that
> people on the ground need, could help lower the barrier of entry into
> the HOT world.
> What do people think?
> Cheers, Joseph
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