[HOT] Editing grids

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Sat Jun 23 06:53:56 BST 2012

The intent is not to have people upload the grid squares. I don't
believe Potlatch causes a problem since it shows as an overlay.

The issue occurs when people merge the grid with the data they
download from JOSM.  Perhaps a warning when the grid is downloaded
will help with the situation.

Jaakko, to answer your question I don't think we should leave it for
the validators. It is hard to get people to validate as it is. I think
editing a little over the edge is fine. There shouldn't be problems
with editing conflicts really at least no worse than when we didn't
have the Tasking Manager and people just edited where they thought
work needed to happen.


On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Jon Bigus Fatfrog
<bigfatfrog67 at facebook.com> wrote:
> The boxes shouldn't be in the db. As i suggested before this is an issue for
> the editing software. If the grids are essential then they should be
> superimposed by josm or potlatch. You don't enter � signs into a financial
> db just because the operator needs to know that's what the field represents.
> Anythingother than data in a db corrupts the db.
> On June 22, 2012 8:42:57 PM PDT, Jaakko Helleranta.com wrote:
> We'd still need to figure out the protocol of the grid square border areas.
> This was something I was pondering about with the Horn of Africa mapping and
> couldn't come up with even an idea of a satisfying protocol.
> Have I missed the discussion about this?
> Or is this perhaps simply left for the validators?
> Cheers,
> -Jaakko
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Séverin MENARD <severin.menard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hmm I would say the whole task is to direct the people on a place where
> there are needs for preparedness or crisis response and the grids are made
> to coordinate the contributors on an achievable target, avoiding duplicates
> Severin
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