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

Severin MENARD severin.menard at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 12:53:21 GMT 2013


I agree with Pierre. I think the Activation coordinators should have most
of their available time for the discussion with stakeholders, defining
jobs, have an overall eye to get consolidated the areas and road network
aimed to be mapped and coordinating the mappers according to this, etc. and
not being the main contributors.
Regarding SBTF, we have a planned remote training coming soon, facilitated
by Frederic Bonifas, so we should see coming new benefits from this
Regarding the coordination tool, did someone test
There is an internal chat (I do not know if the discussions are saved or
not) and the possibility to show what the contributors are doing. Might be
interesting to map the road network.



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> Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 03:34:42 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
> To: HOT Openstreetmap <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: [HOT] Activations : How to respond rapidly in context of
>         incresing       workload
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> 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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