[HOT] Activations : How to respond rapidly in context of incresing workload
pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Mon Feb 4 03:34:42 GMT 2013
Below are some thoughts that could be discussed in the next Activation WG meeting.
While we accept more
humanitarian activations, we have to adapt to the increasing workload
and keep the capacity to respond rapidly.
Part of the solution would be to invite other groups to collaborate. My
feeling is that there is not enough HOT contributors to support a rapid
intervention for the current three Activations, not to count the others
to come. At the same time, I think that we have to look at how we
coordinate to be able to respond rapidly and
efficiently to support less experienced mappers, to follow mapping
progress. The coordinators cannot do all of that by themselves.
think that in the context of these Activations, experienced members
should accept to take certain responsibilities, remove
these from the coordinators shoulders. For example, there are various
tasks to be done such as road network validation and classification,
Populated places imports, Geolocation of various services. These tasks
have to be done by experimented contributors. And I dont think that it
is enough to list such tasks on the Wiki coordination page and wait for
people to eventually do the job.
As the remote mapping is
concerned, other then training, we need to follow mapping progress, to
assure the quality of data and support contributors. I like the concept
of IRC chat, but I would like to have a system that has functionnality
similar to what Skype offers (ie. history of discussion, sound
notification). And we might need eventually a discussion list specific
to the activations.
Any ideas about this?
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