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

Stéphane Henriod s at henriod.info
Wed May 30 19:02:34 BST 2012

IMO it could simply be a wiki page template. The idea would be to create
very quickly an overview page to all which mappers can refer. So we need
something really easy to setup quickly (the hard part being to create the
appropriate taxonomy and to provide sufficiently self-explanatory

But if someone has another technological solution to propose?


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On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Kate
> 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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