[HOT] Tasking Manager - Un-gridded jobs

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Fri Apr 13 18:54:04 BST 2012

Hi Pierre,

This is a great functionality. When you go for a survey on the ground,
for example, it is much better to have tasks delimited by streets (or
other natural boundaries) than a square grid.

I am wondering whether it would be possible for you to allow the task
boundaries to be uploaded from a shape file.

One use case for this would be OrbView-3 satellite coverage of Mali,
where hundreds of scenes could be available, and where it would be nice
to be able to coordinate the work of checking them for populated places
and roads they may contain.

Other use cases would not be difficult to imagine, but this one could be
useful pretty soon.

Best wishes,


Le 10/04/2012 09:35, Pierre GIRAUD a écrit :
> Hi all,
> Last past days I worked on the tasking server to try out a new feature
> I have thinking about for a while now.
> Instead of having predefined square tiles, I thought it would be more
> efficient if contributors can draw the area they want to work on.
> The benefits are (supposed to be):
>  - it should be easier for users to do the task in the given 2 hours,
>  - one can take a larger task where the density of features to map is lesser,
>  - there should be less conflicts between two adjacent tasks.
> I intend to add automatic cropping of the drawn area by the already
> existing polygons. It already works for the job's area. You can try it
> by drawing a polygon which straddles the job's limits,
> Please give it a try and send any feedback.
> Thanks,
> Pierre

gpg 0x5939EAE2

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