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

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Wed May 30 17:35:19 BST 2012

Hi All,

Thanks for the feedback.  I was going to make a survey to send out to
everyone that participated, but I don't know if I'm going to have
time. If anyone is interested in putting something simple 5-10
questions together let me know.

Having a template for adding these sorts of classification hints would
be useful. Not sure where that best goes as a feature. Could fit
directly into the Tasking Manager or just a wiki template.


On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Michael Krämer <ohrosm at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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) 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.
> Michael
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