[HOT] Editing grids

Séverin MENARD severin.menard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 16:19:32 BST 2012


Regarding the grid square border areas, one easy protocol I used in
Saint-Marc, Haiti was this one: please do not choose a square adjacent
to another one that is currently edited.

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 2:53 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> -Kate
>
> 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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