[HOT] Activations : How to respond rapidly in context of incresing workload

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 10:47:13 GMT 2013

We have an Open Data Day event on Feb 23.  If there is enough
interest, I can run a HOT workshop to help in some of the task.  Would
be nice if one of the task leads would be available via Skype, G+
hangout or irc so that mappers can ask questions related to the
specific task.

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know how many HOT contributors have also been involved in SBTF
> activations (I have been sporadically involved in both), but SBTF have done
> some of the things Pierre mentions in the the 4th and 5th paragraphs
> already.  It might be helpful for the WG to contact someone at SBTF to
> discuss their experience.
> Cheers, Brad
> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>> 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.
>> I 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?
>> Pierre
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