[HOT] Road tracing in North Nigeria and eHealth Africa data imports

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 11:04:27 UTC 2014


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Oups! I forgot to give you the links for the 2 imports:

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_Nigeria_eHealth_Africa_Boundaries

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_Nigeria_eHealth_Africa_Boundaries_%282%29

Cheers,

Rafael.

On 28/04/14 17:32, Oliver Sjöberg wrote:
> Hello Rafael.
> 
> I'd like to begin to thank you for doing such fantastic work.
> 
> After reading your mail I'd like to offer some help with this
> tremendous task. I read trough both Hackpads and are quite aware of
> the possible issues with automating the data import. My initial
> thought was that the data could be graded based on missing
> attributes and sorted out in more manageable dataset which are
> processed prioritized by its quality. It might not be much but the
> lower quality data could be fed back to eHealth with a request to
> update the data when the geographic location is visited during
> their primary operations.
> 
> Either way - I'd like to help in some way but I'm not requesting
> you to tell me exactly what to do. So rather speak to you first
> before I'd get going on my own with the fear of doing unnecessary
> or even damaging work. As I'm quite proficient in FME and other GIS
> related tools I wouldn't hesitate to try battling some of the
> automation issues.
> 
> Best regards Oliver Sjöberg
> 
> Rafael Avila Coya skrev 2014-04-28 14:54: Hi all:
> 
> As you may remember from a thread about a month ago, there is a
> NGO, eHealth Africa ( http://ehealthafrica.org ), that asked for a
> job to be created in the Task Manager for tracing the roads of Kano
> state in N Nigeria ( http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/474 ), to help
> vaccination teams trying to eradicate the polio in 10 states of N
> Nigeria. As the job wasn't being done in a proper way, specially
> road tagging, I sent them some emails telling they had to both get
> some training and have a consistent tagging reference (find here
> the road proposal I made, and that was said to be fine by the
> people interested in mapping Nigeria: 
> https://hackpad.com/Proposal-of-road-tagging-system-for-Nigeria-5YvMa3u2bqE
>
>  , that we are already using as reference). I volunteered to come
> to help with that, and ended up being hired for a month. I am
> therefore in Kano, Nigeria, since two weeks ago.
> 
> The road tracing is in itself a huge and very interesting job, and 
> they are planning to follow that job with all northern states of 
> Nigeria. But as I landed here, I discovered that eHealth Africa has
> a huge and awesome set of data, with millions of GPS points, lots
> of well traced residential areas (more than 2,400 for Kano state
> only), all wards, LGA's and state boundaries for those 10 states
> plus all LGA's and state boundaries for the rest of Nigeria, more
> than 100,000 nodes with place names, location of hamlets, health
> facilities, schools, water facilities, mosques, market places,
> etc.
> 
> All that data (except for the boundaries of the states not included
> in the 10-North-states-list), has been gathered in the field, using
> lots of GPS-enabled devices, by eHealth teams of around 60 people
> during the last 2 years, and they gave us full permission to import
> all that data to OSM (I have with me the HOT document of
> authorisation). I've been assessing all that data to see what could
> be imported to the OSM database and how, and wrote a hackpad about
> it: https://hackpad.com/eHealth-Data-Import-hKeQZhVqQeR
> 
> If anyone wants to test that data, just let me know and I give you
> the link to it.
> 
> Any comments, help or ideas are very welcome.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Rafael. -- Twitter: http://twitter.com/ravilacoya
> 
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Por favor, non me envíe documentos con extensións .doc, .docx, .xls,
.xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, aínda podendoo facer,  non os abro.

Atendendo á lexislación vixente, empregue formatos estándares e abertos.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument#Tipos_de_ficheros
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