[HOT] Blog post about last weeks Camp Roberts/RELIEF Mapping

Michael Krämer ohrosm at googlemail.com
Wed May 30 15:41:42 BST 2012


2012/5/30 Stéphane Henriod <s at henriod.info>

>    - During the exercise came some questions about the typologies of
>    roads (residential vs. tracks vs. path...). During a real emergency we
>    would probably want to avoid wasting too much time on explaining to newbies
>    (like me) what tag relates to what real-world-feature (and what it looks
>    like on the satellite imagery). We also want to minimize the amount of work
>    for those who will validate. Ideally, someone with field knowledge of the
>    area to map (or with knowledge of a similar area) should develop a "quick
>    illustrated typology". This would take the form of a simple table showing:
>    - The *key = tag*
>       - An example of what such a feature looks like on the satellite
>       imagery (because a "residential street" will not look the same in a refugee
>       camp in Eastern Africa, in downtown Miami or in a rural area of Afghanistan)
>       - A picture of such a feature in the real world
> One could develop a wiki page (like this one for example<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>)
> clearly showing what features need to be mapped and how the need to be
> mapped and tagged, for a specific contect (humanitarian help) in a specific
> location (Eastern Africa in our case).
I would really second this as I also struggled a bit with the
classification. Usually I check what's already there but when I started
with camp Ifo there wasn't much available to look at.

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