[HOT] The status of iD in HOT contexts/projects

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Tue Nov 5 03:42:10 UTC 2013

Hi All,

We didn't run into any major problems in Vietnam, though we were using
the Tasking Manager and mostly kept people from editing in the same

The team in Indonesia recently mentioned a preference from people to
use iD as well. Which is interesting since it isn't currently
available in Indonesian I don't believe. One issue here though is we
frequently use custom presets. Is there any plan for having an ability
like that similar to JOSM? I understand we could fork iD and create
our own version, but the real power is just sending people to OSM.org
and they start editing.



On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Banick, Robert
<Robert.Banick at redcross.org> wrote:
> Interesting. We're using 3G keys in Bhaktapur, Nepal. They alternately are
> pretty good and utterly terrible, depending on the time of day and luck of
> the draw. As long as the internet is working at all iD syncs very fast. But
> I understand Limonade is a quite different context.
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> From: Béland Pierre <belasmp at yahoo.fr>
> Reply-To: Béland Pierre <belasmp at yahoo.fr>
> Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:11 AM
> To: Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com>, "kate at maploser.com" <kate at maploser.com>,
> Robert Banick <robert.banick at redcross.org>
> Cc: 'william skora' <skorasaurus at gmail.com>, John Firebaugh
> <john.firebaugh at gmail.com>, "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>,
> Simon Johnson <SJohnson at redcross.org.uk>, 'Tom MacWright'
> <tom at macwright.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] The status of iD in HOT contexts/projects
> At the university of Limonade in Haiti, all the university campus used 3G
> keys to access internet and had to share a more or less 10 gig connection
> (at bes) provided by the tower close to the university. At some points in
> the day the bandwith was significatively reduced.  Students were trying to
> save JOSM edits after every building they traced. And then, for less then
> 100k edit, it tooks minutes for the action to be completed.
> Since Will tried later ID in the same context, it would be interesting to
> see how ID reacted with low bandwith.  Will, did you also experiment such
> internet connection problems and then how it was with ID as compared to
> Pierre
> ________________________________
> De : Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com>
> À : 'Kate Chapman' <kate at maploser.com>; "'Banick, Robert'"
> <Robert.Banick at redcross.org>
> Cc : 'william skora' <skorasaurus at gmail.com>; 'John Firebaugh'
> <john.firebaugh at gmail.com>; hot at openstreetmap.org; 'Simon Johnson'
> <SJohnson at redcross.org.uk>; 'Tom MacWright' <tom at macwright.org>
> Envoyé le : Lundi 30 septembre 2013 8h27
> Objet : Re: [HOT] The status of iD in HOT contexts/projects
>> From: Kate Chapman [mailto:kate at maploser.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 3:35 AM
>> Simon Johnson; Tom MacWright
>> Subject: Re: [HOT] The status of iD in HOT contexts/projects
>> Hi Robert/All,
>> I wanted to mention we'll be using iD as well for the mapping begin this
>> week in Haiphong. It is currently the only OSM editor with decent
>> Vietnamese support. I'm a bit concerned about conflicts during our
>> training, but intend to use the Tasking Manager to try to avoid that.
> Because iD discards all of its data on save and reloads new data from the
> API if you have your users save frequently it will also get them refreshing
> their local data frequently, significantly cutting down on conflicts.
> If you're in a limited bandwidth situation I wouldn't worry about the
> increased
> bandwidth usage because the map data comes compressed and even when loading
> a dense urban area only about 25% of the bandwidth is used for map data, the
> remainder mainly being used by aerial imagery.
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