[HOT] [hotosm-membership] OSM for the humanitarian GIS

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On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM, nicolas chavent
<nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks for the details and would be definitively great to have use cases
> to help out tech GIS folks operating in ESRI to convince their manager not
> only to consume OSM and opendata but also to contribute and be part of this
> GIS data dialogue
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> > Good point, will talk about this with them, but do you know more about
>> this project and its state and OSM in it? Did not find the way to
>> > browse the data it has.
>>
>> Andrew can explain more, but the idea is that if you are an organization
>> already using ESRI web services, it's then simple to create an Open Data
>> site for sharing your data on your own site. So a humanitarian organization
>> already using ESRI tools could use this workflow to share data for import
>> into OSM. Since it's built into the tools and marketing, organizations are
>> confronted with the concepts of Open Data. It's pretty new, so I haven't
>> seen this in the wild yet, but perhaps Andrew could share some examples.
>>
>> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>>   On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:41 AM, Severin Menard <
>> severin.menard at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Good point, will talk about this with them, but do you know more about
>> this project and its state and OSM in it? Did not find the way to browse
>> the data it has.
>> Le 8 avr. 2014 11:01, "Mikel Maron" <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> a écrit :
>>
>> Another item worth promoting and discussing, if not already on the
>> agenda, is esri's open data initiative http://opendata.arcgis.com/, led
>> by our own Andrew Turner. Adoption of this folder and approach would allow
>> HOT's humanitarian partners to more easily share relevant data into OSM;
>> for instance, the Zaatari imports
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mikelmaron/diary/19912. As well, would
>> open up minds and says use to consider our brand of openness in OSM.
>> Mikel
>>
>>  ------------------------------
>> * From: * nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>;
>> * To: * Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>;
>> * Cc: * Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>; membership at hotosm.org<
>> membership at hotosm.org>;
>> * Subject: * Re: [hotosm-membership] OSM for the humanitarian GIS
>> * Sent: * Tue, Apr 8, 2014 5:32:49 AM
>>
>> HI Mikel
>>
>> Thanks for pointing to those resources of ESRI: significan progresses
>> since their first release of the OSM Editor embedded into ArcGIS 10.0 soon
>> after the Haiti earthquake following suggestions by some of us.
>>
>> Sev and I will make sure to talk with the ESIR pople behind those tools
>> while maintaining up the dialogue with the other ESRI folks assisting the
>> International NGOs (IGOs), International Organizations (IOs) and UN
>> Agencies as well as with their Response Team with the view to foster uses
>> and contibutions to the use of OSM in the Humanitarian - Development
>> continuum.
>>
>> Aside of the software, as pointed out by Sev, there is a user
>> requirements analysis dimension to the attending of this #GISfortheUN
>> Conference. This a significant part of the "classic" actors of the Hum/Dev
>> GIS scene that UNOST/UNITAR, ITU and ESRI succeeded in gathering in Geneva
>> for the third time. It's good to attend the event in a *listening* *mode*and seek the most thorough understanding (ideally with usecases) of how in
>> 2014 April those actors are using GIS/RS, imagery and OSM, neogeography,
>> VGI, VTCs to achieve their mandate.
>>
>> Less classic actors attend as well Drone Adventures (UAVs), SBTF/DHN
>> folks and the social part of the conference with practiioners of this
>> whole/large Hum/Dev GIS/RS/Space-based community is rich for our
>> network/relation building. This completes well the relation built over
>> activations, on-the-ground work as well as coordination positions in the
>> Digital Humanitarian Network, and other fora.
>>
>> We will share back during and after the conference.
>>
>> ++
>> Nico
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 2:48 AM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>
>> Severin
>>
>> You may already be aware, there is an extension for ArcGIS to interact
>> with OSM. May be useful to gauge if folks there would find it helpful for
>> working with us.
>> http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/extensions/openstreetmap
>> https://github.com/Esri/arcgis-osm-editor
>>
>> -Mikel
>>
>>  * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>>   On Monday, April 7, 2014 7:37 PM, Severin Menard <
>> severin.menard at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am currently at the GIS for the UN <http://gisfortheun.com/>conference in Geneva, organized by ESRI (for those who do not know nothing
>> about GIS, it is a kind of Microsoft for GIS softwares - except they work
>> better than Windows 8 :). Good update about ESRI products and capacities
>> cause I did not use ArcGIS much (or at all) since 2011. I am definitely an
>> Open source software fan, but ESRI still remains by far the first GIS
>> software used by humanitarian organizations and we need to see how to
>> interact with it so that the OSM data is more (and more) used, what is
>> basically our main goal. But actually the ESRI workshops will stand
>> tomorrow and the day after to know how ESRI. Today was more keynotes and
>> kind of speed presenting from various organizations. Was great to meet
>> people from MapAction and SBTF but also responders, GIS officers from the
>> UN we meet less and see either their use of OSM, sometimes massive, or
>> their limited knowledge about it. We really have a lot to fill on this.
>> Providing more consolidated data is also a key, as often OSM mixes very
>> precise detailed areas to some others scarcely mapped. Improving this
>> should clearly one main collective objective (I talked about it a few weeks
>> ago here <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/sev_hotosm/diary/21038>)
>> and the TM v2 will be a great help.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Severin
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nicolas Chavent
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/
>> Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
>> Email: nicolas.chavent at hotosm.org
>> Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
>> Skype: c_nicolas
>> Twitter: nicolas_chavent
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Nicolas Chavent
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/
> Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
> Email: nicolas.chavent at hotosm.org
> Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
> Skype: c_nicolas
> Twitter: nicolas_chavent
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