[HOT] Re : RDC-Congo Pre-Activation : Lac Kivu

Claire Halleux halleuxc at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 15:08:06 GMT 2012

Hello Michael,

Thank you for the datasets summary, I didn't know you had made this assessment.
I fully agree with what's been written: data quality depends on the
geometry source  and some less accurate data could still be valuable
Moreover all those datasets are still available on the RGC website (even
if some internal links might have changed). Not many updates were
published lately. If you still think that anything's missing, let me
know, I will take
care of this.


2012/12/12, Pierre Béland <infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr>:
> Hi Michael,
> This is Ohr POI's who made me spot rgc.cd site. A person in Kinshasa related
> to this site told me that some of the data is 6-7 years old but in general
> of good quality.
> Talking of wiki, I created the following wiki page for this activation :
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/RD_Congo_Kivu
> We are still in Pre-Activation but discussions are ungoing  with UN agencies
> and
> humanitarian NGO's to re-evaluate the situation and obtain Imagery through
> the US Dept of State.
> Pierre
>> De : Michael Krämer <ohrosm at gmail.com>
>>À : Pierre Béland <infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr>; HOT Openstreetmap
>> <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>>Envoyé le : Mercredi 12 décembre 2012 4h12
>>Objet : Re: [HOT] Re : RDC-Congo Pre-Activation : Lac Kivu
>>Hello Pierre,
>>2012/12/11 Pierre Béland <infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr>
>>There are also many POI's with source_ref=www.rgc.cd.  I contacted a person
>> related to this site to see if there is more information to import from
>> their database (license=ODbl).
>>Some time ago I worked with the datasets from RGC. At that time I created a
>> summary of the datasets on
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:WikiProject_Congo-Kinshasa. I
>> don't know if you have already seen this list which could serve as a basis
>> for further work with the datasets. Also I don't know if the data
>> currently available on www.rgc.cd has been updated or is still the same.
>> The site went through a number of modifications over time and I think not
>> all of the datasets listed in the wiki page are currently available on the
>> website. But I have copies of the old datasets available.
>>I guess that even the less accurate parts of the data from RGC could now be
>> somewhat valuable when combined with the much better coverage with
>> high-resolution Bing imagery.
>>Michael (user Ohr)

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