[HOT] 3rd Activation Working Group meeting - Thu 12 Apr 1400 GMT

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Sat Apr 14 22:00:22 BST 2012

Hi Schuyler,

So that I understand the idea is to make some sort of form?  Has any
discussion gone to the decision making process around a response.
Meaning a lot of times people just sorta start mapping.  That is
usually outside a really "yes/no" decision.  Would the goal be that
someone would fill out the form?

So I'm a little lost on how the triggering might work.  If this is a
topic for another meeting, no problem.


On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Schuyler Erle <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:
> On Apr 14, 2012, at 2:49 PM, Kate Chapman wrote:
>> Do you have an update from the meeting?  Meaning is there something
>> those that did not attend but want to help could do?
>> You mentioned editing the wiki.  Is that this page here or are there
>> others? http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/HOT_activation
> Kate, thanks for following up. The meeting log, thanks to Séverin, is here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Working_groups/Activation/meeting_2012-04-12
> We spent the meeting discussing how to formally describe different kinds of HOT responses to crisis situations, including the distinction between "response" (any volunteer doing something in response to a crisis) and "activation" (a formal set of responses by the organization, initiated by specific and defined triggers).
> We are still filling out the response descriptions at the bottom of this page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Working_groups/Activation/Template
> This process is going very slowly; more volunteers would really be a boon right now.
> Alternately, if someone wants to propose a more efficient way of laying out HOT's capacities in a methodical fashion, I am all ears. Thanks!

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