[HOT] FW: Message OSM + points villages MSF

Sylvie De Laborderie s_delaborderie at cartong.org
Sat Apr 19 10:18:06 UTC 2014

In most of the cases if a name contains "Center" is that it is Temessadou Centre in Temessadou sub-prefecture , as opposed to other villages in the same prefecture is calling also Temessadou.
Centre or Center : main city

Hope it helps.

Sylvie de LaborderieGIS OfficerCartONG+33 7 87 05 43 92+33 4 79 26 28 82www.cartong.org

> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:10:46 -0500
> From: andrew.r.buck at gmail.com
> To: hot at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [HOT] FW: Message OSM + points villages MSF
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> Ok, I have finished merging in the names from the shapefile you sent
> me.  The changeset for the merge is listed below.  I added
> source=MSF-CH to both the changeset and the nodes themselves (maybe a
> bit redundant but that was what I did).  The changeset consisted of
> 193 new place names to add, 176 existing nodes that are either moved
> to a new position or had their tags changed or both (and 4 nodes I
> deleted, 2 were correct 2 need to be undeleted as I seem to have
> accidentally deleted them somehow).  Thanks to Paul Norman and Jaakkoh
> for helping me with the undelet work.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/21788686
> In total there were 358 objects in the shapefile you sent me.  I
> manually checked each one and for any that had nothing at all in OSM
> already I just dumped them straight in.  For the ones that already had
> a name in OSM spelled identically I just merged the nodes so that the
> position is taken from the MSF node and any old tags like alt_name or
> the GNS unique feature ID get copied over (this lets you cross
> reference your own database against the GNS database if you want).
> There were about 100 or so towns which had entries already in OSM with
> slightly different spellings, in these cases I just merged the nodes
> and switched the OSM spelling to alt_name and used your names for the
> name=* field (except for a few cases where the accenting was better on
> the OSM version so I kept that in name and added yours as an alt_name).
> There were about 10 or so places where OSM already had a town name but
> that name was very different from the MSF name.  In these cases I kept
> both nodes and added a 'fixme' and 'note' tag to explain the
> situation.  Those towns can be found in the query below.  It would be
> good if someone from MSF could have a look through these and see if
> they can fix any of them.  The query below will pull in all of these
> nodes plus all place nodes within 500 meters of them so you can see
> the towns that were already in OSM that got me confused.  If you click
> the 'export' button at teh top you can load the data from this
> overpass query directly into josm through the remote control by
> clicking the 'josm' link on the export window that pops up.
> http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/36P
> The only question I had was regarding some of the names you provided.
>  About 10 or so had a town name followed by the word 'Center' or
> 'Centre'.  I am wondering if this 'Center' should be deleted from the
> name or left as it is.  You can see an overpass query of these nodes
> at the link below if you want to see the actual names.
> http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/36R
> So aside from that no major problems.  If you want to see all the
> names that have been added from MSF (both in this block and the first
> ones you gave us for Guekedou) you can see them at the following query:
> http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/36S
> Thanks for all of this data, it is really interesting to get results
> like this back from the field.  Not only are your town names now
> merged into a much larger database allowing your teams to more
> accurately find place names by searching, but they also help us find
> mistakes in our own data (there were a couple I found that the topo
> maps had wrong, or that we had wrongly located), and we also get
> alternate spellings on a lot of places to which makes you more likely
> to find a place when you search for it in OSM.
> - -AndrewBuck
> On 04/18/2014 12:42 PM, nicolas chavent wrote:
> > *Version française infra*
> > 
> > Thanks CartONG, Sylvie and JG for your appreciation of the HOT/OSM 
> > community support to the response to the ebola outbreak in Guinea
> > and surrounding countries by MSF CH, IFRC/ARC and through them WHO,
> > Government and NGOs. I am translating this email in French; the
> > actions required to make the best use of the field-sruveyed 350
> > features MSF-CH localities database shared with OSM are being
> > looked at by some of OSM/HOT coordinators.
> > 
> > 
> > Merci CartONG, Sylvie et JG pour votre appréciation positive de la
> > réponse des communautés OSM et HOT en soutien à la réponse à
> > l'épidémie d'Ebola en Guinée Conakry et dans les pays limitrophes
> > par MSF CH, ICFRC/ARC et à travers eux l'OMS, les structures
> > gouvernementales et ONGs. Ci-dessous, une traduction libre/rapide
> > de votre courriel. Certains des coordinateurs OSM/HOT examinent le
> > jeu de données terrain de 350 localités collectées par MSF CH et
> > partagées avec OSM pour en faire le meilleur usage possible.
> > 
> > 
> > Aux équipes/ communautés OSM et HOT,
> > 
> > Avant toute chose et une fois de plus, nous voudrions vous
> > transmettre nos vifs remerciements à chaque individu actif dans
> > cette réponse de crise. Votre travail est un don pour celles et
> > ceux engagés dans la réponse sur le terrain. Votre cartographie à
> > l'échelle du bâti sur de si larges théâtres d'opération est une
> > aide immense et précieuse pour nos équipes mobiles, ainsi que pour
> > les nombreux internationaux récemment arrivés et nécessitant un
> > briefing sur la dynamique notamment spatiale de l'épidémie.
> > Identifier, localiser et accéder à des lieux de peuplement reculés
> > est très souvent une course contre le temps dès lors que quelques
> > heures peuvent faire la différence et pour les patients, et pour
> > arriver à temps de façon à prévenir de nouvelles contaminations et
> > d'enrayer ainsi la propagation de l'épidémie. L'utilisation
> > conjointe des savoirs de terrain mobilisables et des cartes OSM ou
> > produites à partir de données OSM nous a permis de gagner en
> > efficacité, d'améliorer par des gains de temps l'élasticité de
> > notre réponse.
> > 
> > A propos des noms de lieux de peuplement, nous avons été acapable
> > de constituer à partir de données terrains collectées au GPS une
> > base de données consolidée de qualité portant sur les noms des
> > localités (lieux de peupelement) des sous-préfectures de
> > Gueckedou-Centre, Temessadou-Dibo, and Guedembou. Nous pensons que
> > cela pourrait être un apport intéressant pour le projet OSM. ce
> > serait notre contribution en support (à notre tour) pour votre 
> > remarquable et étonnant travail. Ces données peuvent être
> > librement partagées dans la mesure où elles demeurrent attribuées à
> > MSF-CH. Il se peut qu'il y ait encore des modifications mineures à
> > y apporter, notamment dans les endroits les plus reculés et
> > inaccessibles, mais toutes ces localités ont été relevés au GPS et
> > la toponymie confirmée par certains de leurs habitants.
> > 
> > En espérant que cela vous soit d'intérêt. Une fois de plus : merci
> > !
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Sylvie De Laborderie < 
> > s_delaborderie at cartong.org> wrote:
> > 
> >> Please kindly find feedback from the MSF GIS off. from the
> >> field.
> >> 
> >> To all OSM-Hot teams, First of all and once again, we would like
> >> to send a big THANK YOU to every single one of you. Your work is
> >> a gift to us all in the field. Building-scale mapping for such an
> >> area is a huge help for our outreach teams, and for many expats
> >> newly arrived and needing a briefing on how the outbreak is
> >> evolving. Finding remote localities and access to them is often a
> >> race against time as a few hours can make a serious difference,
> >> not only for patients, but also to arrive in time to prevent new
> >> contacts to happen and keep the outbreak from spreading further.
> >> Cross-checking between local knowledge and OSM maps allows us to
> >> work much faster Regarding locality names, we were able to
> >> acquire through various field trip with GPS devices a confirmed
> >> database of localities covering the sub-prefectures of
> >> Gueckedou-Centre, Temessadou-Dibo, and Guedembou. Thought this
> >> might be a nice input for you guys, to come as support to your
> >> amazing work. This data can be freely shared as long as credited
> >> to MSF-CH. There might be still some minor confirmations/changes
> >> to make, especially in remote/inaccessible areas, but these
> >> places have been taken directly by GPS on the field, and
> >> confirmed with local inhabitants. Hope this helps. One more time:
> >> thanks!
> >> 
> >> JG
> >> 
> >> 
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