[HOT] contacting local mappers through their OSM accounts during HOT campaigns
list.osm at hughbris.com
Sat Mar 12 22:16:01 GMT 2011
On Sat, 12 Mar 2011 04:47:24 -0800 (PST), Mikel Maron
<mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks, good suggestion to contact the local active community in an
> There's so many ways OSM communities connect, we should have them all in
It started about mappers, but just at the end I realised the community at
large (community groups) is worth researching and reaching out to. There's
such a fantastic community here, I'm sure they would have jumped on this
(these sites do hokey engagement, but you see the point)
> I don't think it needs to go as far as automated though. Check the
> Also very helpful is ItoMapper
> Also useful is owl_mapper, which filters out big edits from History
> (http://matt.dev.openstreetmap.org/owl_viewer/). These all can give a
> picture of who the active and top mappers are.
Whatever works, that's great. I also think, HOT or not, if I was about to
make a large number of edits in an area with active mappers, it's just good
manners to get in contact.
> For activation, HOT really needs guidelines and documentation of the
> steps that
> need taking ... what conditions for an activation, defining affected
> notifying and activating local mappers and international hotties,
> imagery from providers, locating existing data sets for import, active
> generation of outputs for responders and partners, etc.....
+1 too. I went to make a stub for this and found things similar enough
that I stopped , including lots of Google Docs links (wtf), one of which
I would be more comfortable if someone else, more involved in setting up
these particular wiki resources, gets this into a suitable shape to
accommodate these guidelines. If this doesn't happen, I may start an orphan
page and post the link.
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