[HOT] Mali Activation Follow-up

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Mon Feb 25 04:32:18 UTC 2013

Hi Pierre,

The Crowdsourcing of Imagery application is cool. I have a couple
unrelated suggestions:

1. Give it a name of some sort that is a little less generic. Since we
already do crowdsoucing of imagery. Maybe something like "Is there a
village?" (okay I'm terrible at naming things).

2. Is there a repo somewhere for the source code? If so it would be
great if there is somewhere to log tickets. My initial request would
be a way to zoom in, depending on the size of the damn you are talking
about it is difficult to see at the current zoom.



On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> Humanitarians are starting to access villages in north of Mali and we
> coordinate with them to support their activities.  HOT contributors are
> working on datafiles for various Public services, trying to geolocate these
> infrastructures.  We are working closely with OCHA coordinator in Bamako and
> started last week discussion with Clusters. The first discussion was with
> the WASH coordination Cluster for water and sanitation. We have exchange
> about our experiences geolocating various infrastructures and ways to
> improve coordinattion eand exchange of information.
> Tomorrow at 16:30 GMT a second discussion is scheduled with the Education
> Cluster on the irc   irc://irc.oftc.net/hot.
> In such a vast and complex territory to map, we have made substantial
> progress. But there is still a lot to do. Thanks to all of those who come on
> the irc, discuss and help in development of tools.
> Detecting villages in the vast and semi-desertic territory north of Mopti is
> still a priority. Nicolas Alvarez of HOT has proposed to use Crowsource of
> Imagery recognition for villages and dams and developped an application.
> While this is still experimental, it gives very interesting results.  Pierre
> Giraud have adapted the Task Manager to accept Special micro-tasks defined
> from the result of this Crowdsource exercise. Instead of having contiguous
> micro-task tiles, we have tiles only where villages were detected.
> Others contributors are participate to the development on the irc
> irc://irc.oftc.net/hot proposing various ways to deal with imagery
> recognition.  People with some expertise in Spatial analysis in QGIS could
> be of great help to analyze data produced by the Crowdsource application.
> Map that shows the result of the Crowsourcing at
> http://pgiraud.cartodb.com/tables/mali_crowdsource_waypoints/embed_map?title=true&description=true&search=false&shareable=false&cartodb_logo=true&sql=
> GPX file result of the Crowdsource tool at
> http://harrywood.dev.openstreetmap.org/africaplaces/missingplaces_tm_198.gpx
> You can contribute by mapping selecting tasks through the Tasking Manager. I
> invite you to test the
> Task Manager job based on these Crowdsourcing results.
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/198
> You can also pass the word that people with no experience can contribute by
> Crowdsourcing of Imagery recognition. This application is very simple. We
> either click on the image where we see a village, or click to move to the
> next image.
> See http://stuff.povaddict.com.ar/mali-crowdsource/
> Pierre
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