[HOT] Mapping Bogor

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Sun Apr 22 23:17:42 BST 2012

Hi Alex,

While I think this is a great initiative you will have better success
if you spend some more time setting up the task.

I assume Emir helped you set it up?

For example the squares you've chosen are way too big for someone to
trace in a reasonable amount of time (15 minutes - 1 hour).  Also you
will probably have better tracing success if you give examples of the
type of combined roads you are talking about.

Additionally I would suggest translating this into Bahasa Indonesia as
well (there are people on the HOT list who will likely assist).  Since
Bogor is not at risk of disaster you probably want to ask people in
Bogor and the rest of Indonesia to help.



On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Alex Rollin <alex.rollin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I  invite list members to help with the tracing of Bogor, Indonesia, just 60
> km south of Jakarta.
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/31
> Your help is greatly appreciated.We are preparing a series of walking-paper
> trips into area communities to collect street level information and to
> perform a needs assessment.
> One of our goals is to identify greenfield locations within residential
> areas. The preservation of greenfields for parks and community gardens is
> laudable in itself, but could be considered strategic for  long term plans
> to improve the quality of life here in Indonesia. On the one hand, open
> space is very important, and on the other hand, installation of residential
> water tanks, municipal buildings, and sewer facilities requires land near or
> within residential areas. When you look at the map you can see just how
> densely populated the residential areas are, and why preservation of
> greenfields for public service use could be key to long term improvements.
>  Jakarta has very little open space remaining, and the speed of development
> in Bogor is only increasing while municipal infrastructure services are, for
> the most part, standing still.
> Any and all help with the identification of greenfields near residential
> areas is most appreciated, along with the usual tracing of roads, commercial
> area buildings, and building complexes that can serve as place markers. For
> many of the area residents the maps we are issuing for walking papers are
> the first map they have ever seen of the area, and the building outlines are
> the most common means used to make sense of the maps.
> We are in contact with additional NGOs in the area seeking collaborators,
> and, in conversation, finding that these organizations are just as flummoxed
> by the total lack of an accurate street map.  Everyone needs maps, right? A
> place without a map! Well, the folks on this list know that is much too
> common a case, still, and we appreciate any and all help you may provide in
> remedying the situation for this area of 5 million people.
> Thank you for all your contributions!
> Alex Rollin
> -Bogor, Indonesia
> -http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/31
> -http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Alex%20Rollin @100,000 changes on the
> Bogor Area map (and still learning)
> -Manager, PT. Commons Indonesia - Developing common pool resources in
> Indonesia
> -http://www.commoning.com : social enterprise models applied to public
> infrastructure services
> -my motto - open license for everything
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