[HOT] Hello All
oefele at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 11 09:02:42 BST 2012
I´ll try to answer your questions - I did a lot of mapping in East
Indonesia but I am not a OSM guru;)
A good start is probably the Good Practice page on the OSM wiki
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Good_practice (for more technical
1. Tags should be in English. For multilingual name tags see
2. Well, I would say "as much as you can".
3. Just map what you see, dont guess.
4. Mark it as a building
5. As far as I know not for Indonesia
Am 10.06.2012 22:49, schrieb Big Fat Frog:
> Firstly I'd like to thank Kate Chapman for her unwitting introduction
> to HOT. I saw a post of hers to OSMF-TALK and got the intro to HOT
> from her blog.
> I've been contributing to OSM since last year and have been
> concentrating on my local area, however to find a way of improving the
> maps in areas of the World that need it more is great.
> I have a few questions though:
> 1. I've looked at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Indonesia for
> guidance but am not sure wether all the Tags should be in English or
> Indonesian, I'm guessing English.
> 2. Just how much detail do you want put in and don't say "as much as
> possible". Do you want each building traced or just the area marked
> as to landuse?
> 3. How much guess work do you want? I've never been to Indonesia so
> have little knowledge of the type land cover there is. For example do
> you want me to mark watercourses down hillsides that are covered in
> forest, i.e. the stream is not visible to imagery but the valley is
> clear and there's bound to be a watercourse at the bottom of it?
> 4. It's very hard to tell the difference between residential housing,
> farm buildings and even some tourist accommodation. Do you want me to
> make educated guess based on location, surrounding land etc or do want
> it left simply marked as a buidling and leave it to ground surveys
> and/or local knowledge.
> 5. Are there any other open sources that can be used to identify road
> names/numbers, names of towns/villages or even the type of
> landuse/landcover is typical around Indonesia?
> 6. The tasking tool http://tasks.hotosm.org is a fantastic way of
> giving us mappers the confidence to wade into a particular area,
> however a few improvements would be great:
> a. If I'm Validating tasks I don't want to be presented with my
> own tasks to validate, just other peoples.
> b. A zoom in/out option on the little map with the tasks on.
> c. A minor point but a Zoom level 15 would be a better initial
> zoom when editing the task area.
> Hope you don't think I'm whinging but those were my first thoughts of
> this excellent process.
> Lastly, I'm wondering if we could utilise the Geocaching community to
> make maps by hiding virtual caches in an area you want mapped then
> giving directions/clues to where it is by giving geo clues, they would
> have to place those geo clues on OSM to somehow reveal the virtual
> cache. In the process the land is mapped?
> Anyway, enough for now.
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