[HOT] Mali Activation Follow-up

Pierre GIRAUD pierre.giraud at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 08:22:22 UTC 2013

As discussed with Nicolás this morning on the IRC, the Tasking Manager
also lacks a license.

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM, Nicolás Alvarez
<nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Kate,
> My crowdsourcing web app is a prototype / proof of concept that went
> too far :) I wrote it in literally 3 hours, plus some improvements
> later (such as showing 2x2 tiles instead of only 1). It could use
> loooots of work.
> I'll upload the code to a public repository as soon as I decide a name
> (repositories need a name!) and a license :)
> --
> Nicolás
> 2013/2/25, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>:
>> Thanks Kate,
>> Nicolas, this PovAddict on the HOT irc was the ideator and developper of
>> this.
>> He is now pushed by the events on the hot irc. People are very enthousiast
>> about this and many name suggestions were made this morning. Other
>> suggestions for the name are welcomed.
>> And yes, it would be good to place the source in a repo with the possibility
>> to add tickets. The tickets, they are live right now on the irc.
>> Amazing!
>> Pierre
>>> De : Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
>>>À : Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
>>>Cc : HOT Openstreetmap <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>>>Envoyé le : Dimanche 24 février 2013 23h32
>>>Objet : Re: [HOT] Mali Activation Follow-up
>>>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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