[HOT] Mali and Syria

Rafael Ávila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 01:14:39 GMT 2013

I would more than glad to post something in the talk-es too, to gather 
some more mappers from the spanish-speaking community.

I see one handicap here for spanish would-be contributors: OSM Tasking 
Manager is only in english.

It would be a very nice idea to have it translated in different 
languages, with a menu on the top to choose your prefered language. I 
offer myself to make the translation into spanish, through transifex or 
any other means. And again, it would be important too to deploy an easy 
way to translate the description, workflow... texts to different 
languages, so we could reach more people.


Rafael Ávila Coya.

On 01/02/13 22:55, Pierre Béland wrote:
> Joseph,
> I will try to write a blog for these three activations during the weekend.
> I already wrote to crisismappers distribution list and will write to 
> Talk and Talk-fr.
> We should also try to be more public about these three activations. As 
> a start we should publish these activations in hotosm twitter and 
> facebook.
> I agree that we should relay the information about these three 
> activations.  Let's look at what we can do about this.
> Pierre
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *De :* Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com>
>     *À :* Norman Rathmann <info at laxmi-reisen.de>
>     *Cc :* HOT at openstreetmap.org
>     *Envoyé le :* Vendredi 1 février 2013 15h46
>     *Objet :* Re: [HOT] Mali and Syria
>     Hi all,
>     I'll publish a blog update on Monday that might encourage more
>     people to participate; in short, mapping products including osm
>     data are being provided to aid agencies working on the ground in
>     and around Syria. They look great and people are really thankful
>     that they can get osm data. A definite success story and we're
>     still in very early days!
>     Thinking of the three recent activations, could someone come up
>     with an overview post for the main osm blog? That should help our
>     profile within the osm community and will be the sort of thing
>     that could be disseminated to a wider audience. If nothing else we
>     might be able to gain some publicity off the back of the recent
>     MapMaker coverage.
>     Speaking of blogs, I think all us coordinators should be making a
>     real effort to publish regular updates. It's certainly something
>     I'm very conscious of.
>     In other news, we've just started organising a Syria mapping party
>     within our local osm group. Hopefully we'll get people involved
>     that are new to both HOT and osm. If anyone reading this is in
>     Oxford, come along! If you're not in Oxford organise your own
>     event! There's free HOT stickers and badges for any local groups
>     (once I've had them made...)
>     Thanks to everyone who is looking at the Task Manager and getting
>     jobs finished, it has a massive positive impact.
>     Happy Friday everyone! Joseph
>     On 1 Feb 2013 19:45, "Norman Rathmann" <info at laxmi-reisen.de
>     <mailto:info at laxmi-reisen.de>> wrote:
>         Hi Pierre and Joseph
>         There are 5 Mali and 3 active Syria and 7 waiting Syria jobs
>         and it seems they are really important
>         When i am looking daily how many people are mapping for HOT, i
>         guess it will take a long time
>         you never thought of making little promotion to get more
>         active mappers?
>         i am mapping daily, but sometime it feels hopeless to finished
>         all of this jobs in a good time
>         and i think, that the people need this data soon (maybe i am
>         wrong and time is enough there)
>         Norman
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