[HOT] MAPPING GOMA/DRC

Leonard Ouma leoouma at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 16:43:53 UTC 2013


How about asking your team to pick the gps coords of the features to be
mapped. It will make the process much simpler.
 On Dec 19, 2013 7:38 PM, "sdufour" <stephanie.s.dufour at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
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> Thanks a lot for your answer !!
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> First of all, sorry because I haven't mentioned the name of my
> organization : MSF (Doctors Without Borders). Second of all, it is not an
> urgent request, it is more a less a first try with OSM. On a long term
> process, the objective will be to map the District of Rutshuru but for now
> we are focused on Goma and its area in order to see how it could help us to
> improve our interventions.
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> We can legally and ethically share the datas we have (list of health
> centers or hospitals). As I said one of the teams (the coordination) is
> based in Goma and go time to time on the field to collect new info.
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> I think we are going to start working on it,  your help when you'll have
> more time is more than welcomed.
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> Stéphanie
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> > Message du 19/12/13 17:01
> > De : "Andrew Buck"
> > A : hot at openstreetmap.org
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> > Objet : Re: [HOT] MAPPING GOMA/DRC
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> > Stéphanie,
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> > It is possible we may be able to help out with your work in Goma, but
> > you have to keep in mind that our resources are already spread a bit
> > thin with the response to typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the
> > ongoing civil war in the Central African Republic as well. The crisis
> > in DRC has been something we have been targeting though so we can
> > certainly help out, but don't expect a full scale response right away.
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> > Regarding your request, if you have a list of health facilities that
> > may be possible to integrate into OSM but there are two issues that
> > occur: one legal, the other technical.
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> > - From the legal side, we need to know what license your list is under.
> > If it is data your organization created yourself then you can easily
> > give us permission to bring it into OSM. If it is not your data
> > though we would need to find out what the source of the data is, and
> > whether they would allow its import into our database.
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> > On the tecnical side, depending on the structure and format of you
> > list it could range from very easy to bring in the data, to impossible
> > if we do not have good addressing information to locate the
> > facilities. You have to keep in mind that our remote mappers work
> > mostly from imagery so we can help out some but may not be able to
> > definitively locate things. Having your ground teams who can verify
> > things should help with this a lot though. The technical aspects,
> > however, are secondary to the licensing issue, if we can't use the
> > data due to copyright issues than the point is moot and our
> > collaboration with you will just have to basically ignore the list; we
> > can still offer assistance but the help must necessarily take a
> > different form in this case.
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> > - -AndrewBuck
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