[HOT] Humanitarian Innovation Fund Proposal Brainstorming Chat
vivien.deparday at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 20:06:31 UTC 2013
As suggested by Kate, we have been using this technique too and you can
definitely do something similar a lot quicker in QGIS (a bit less flexible
though), you just need to tweak a little bit the OpenLayers plugin (should
be a lot easier than what you had to do with PostGIS and TileMill):
1. Install the Openlayers plugin
2. locate where it is installed on your hard drive (depending on your OS:
in my case it is: /Users/viv/.qgis2/python/plugins/openlayers_plugin)
3. edit the file openlayers_plugin.py to add the following line between
line 124 and 142:
self.olLayerTypeRegistry.add( OlLayerType(self, 'OSM - Humanitarian Data
Model', 'osm_icon.png', 'osm_hdm.html', True) )
4. in /html copy osm.html into a new file osm_hdm.html and edit
osm_hdm.html to have the HDM server instead of the OSM server, should look
like this around line 32:
"OpenStreetMap - Humanitarian Data Model",
var osm = new OpenLayers.Layer.OSM(
"OpenStreetMap - Humanitarian Data Model",
Then (re)start QGIS and add your shapefile on top and you should be good to
I will do a PR to the QGIS plugin so that hopefully it gets added by
default to the new plugin version so there is no tweaking needed.
On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:18 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
> HI Laurent,
> Understood there are certainly things that could be done to make things
> I wonder if you could have pulled the HDM rendering into QGIS using
> the OpenLayers plugin and then just put the health districts on top.
> We made a lot of maps in Jakarta for urban village leaders and what
> was done was take a WMS of the OSM data and then pull it into the map
> for printing, sticking a shp on top wouldn't be too bad.
> What do you mean by download the OSM data once? You could do that now,
> though if you update it you are going to off to upload your changes.
> Are you talking about differentials to update or something else?
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM, Laurent Savaete
> <laurent.savaete at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Kate,
> > The map of Kalemie (http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/312) produced by the HOT
> > team via the task manager is simply the best map of the city that has
> > existed.
> > Still, my perspective on things (as seen from Congo) is that HOT needs
> > better (simpler) tools to make use of OSM data in the field.
> > I'll just give a couple of examples of workflows that have been
> > for me:
> > - I've had to print maps of the city we work in showing boundaries of
> > areas. These are not in OSM (I was told before that they probably don't
> > belong there), so to get an A2 sized map of each of them, I've had to get
> > osm data in postgis, fix tilemill (with ybon's help on irc), and write a
> > python script (and later fork tilemill to add what I wanted) in order to
> > produce the map I needed (HDM rendering with custom shapefile
> overlayed). I
> > don't think this is a particularly weird usecase, however it has required
> > lots of (technical) work. If we could get the same job done in 10
> minutes by
> > a non-coder, it would bring tremendous value for the field.
> > - alternatively, if I could render HDM in QGIS as a baselayer, maybe that
> > would do the trick, though I like tilemill customization capabilities
> > - making maps easily converted to Garmin basemaps with HDM rendering
> > be great. If I could get a custom layer thrown in (say boundaries for
> > team's work area), it would be fantastic!
> > Now to top it up, if I could use these tools offline (download osm data
> > once, then run unplugged), I'd be happiest OSM user around :) There's a
> > handful of nice tools online, but you rarely get 4G mobile internet in
> > field!
> > Then make all these tools as easy to install as firefox, and it's a
> > cheers,
> > Laurent
> > 2013/10/13 Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
> >> Hi All,
> >> The Humanitarian Innovation Fund currently is in an application window
> >> for Large Grant Proposals(1). I put other information and supporting
> >> documents here(2).
> >> I'd like to convene a brainstorming session this week on IRC to
> >> discuss ideas on things HOT could do better with this sort of funding.
> >> The meeting will take place on IRC at Thursday, 17 October 2013,
> >> 15:00:00 UTC. Here is a timezone converter for you all (3).
> >> Here is a hackpad to get started(4). If you can't attend this meeting
> >> feel free to comment on this thread or in the hackpad.
> >> Thanks,
> >> -Kate
> >> (1)
> >> (2)
> >> (3)
> >> (4) https://hackpad.com/HIF-Brainstorming-uVyyoPsCqTZ
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