[HOT] The London HOT Congo Mapathon: hashtag for the mapping in Democratic Republic

nicolas chavent nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 15:08:59 UTC 2014


Hi all,

*Version en français dans le corps du texte ci après*


I had a quick chat with Shoaib who created #mapcongo for the first mapping
party in Berlin. It's efficient, straight, easy to get and has been in use
and surely great for any re-use.

One thing to consider if we were to continue using it is the fact that we
have two Congo, with two local OSM groups
cd     Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
cg     Congo

A way forward may be to suffix the two letters iso country code to
#mapcongo (#mapcongocd and #mapcongocg)

We do not have, nor the coordination bodies active in the UN, DHN etc, a
formal mechanism to decide on which # to reuse (when already in place) or
to create at the event of a crisis or for a mapping projects (support to
disaster preparedness or economic development action). But this is
something we need to put in place.

In the case of a project like this mapping in DRC, the choice of a hashtag
(#mapcongo or others) can endure and it's somehow part of the osm/identity
of the project.

It might be great to get the views of a couple of folks mapping in Congo
and Cong DR on what seems most appropriate for them in the long run, so
that we can have easily serachable twitter contents associated to those
mapping campaigns


Version en français

J'ai eu un bref chat avec Shoaib qui a crée le #mapcongo pour la premiere
mapping party de Berlin où la cartographie de Lubumbashi a commencé.

#mapcongo : efficace, direct et parlant, a été utilisé et présente donc un
avantage certain pour des usages ultérieurs.

Toutefois dnas cette réutilisation à venir, il nous faut faire cas des deux
Congos où des groupes OSM se constituent :
cd     Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
cg     Congo

Une solution pourrait être de suffixer le code de pays ISO au #mapcongo :
- #mapcongocd
- #mapcongocg

Nous n'avons pas (HOT), ainsi que les structures de coordinaiton (UN, DHN)
de processus en place pour decider des # à ré-utiliser (quand déjà crée et
en place)ou à créer pour le cas de crise ou de projet carto (prévention ou
appui au développement). C'est à discuter et mettre en oeuvre de facon
souple et pratique.

Dans le cas d'un projet comme celui ci (RDC), le choix de ce hashtag
(#mapcongo ou autre) peut avoir un impact dans le temps et a donc a voir
(plus ou moins) avec une forme d'identité OSM du pays.

Il serait bon d'avoir l'avis, les vues de certains et certaines qui sont
actifs/ actives autour d'OSM au Congo et au Congo DR sur ce qui leur semple
le plus pertinent pour eux dans le long terme de façon à pouvoir disposer
de contenus crées sur twitter en lien avec cette cartographie OSM
facilement mobilisables.

++
Nico


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:07 PM, nicolas chavent
<nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Jorieke and all,
>
> Thanks Jorieke for your email and reminding the main focus (FieldPapers'
> digitialization)
> For hashtag, I am all for suggestions, would be great to keep the one used
> from Shohahib and Ivan's first mapping party in Berlin or jointly define a
> short one reusable for any future mapping in RDC #map4dc, looking forward
> to reading suggestions
>
> Excellent evening towards the coming of this event
> Ciao
> ++
> Nico
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM, Jorieke Vyncke <jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Thanks a lot for your reactions!
>> About the Tasking Managers and imagery. We are still discussing this more
>> in detail, but thanks a lot for your input!
>> The main focus will normally lie on the digitalization of the FieldPapers
>> with local data of Lubumbashi.
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lubumbashi
>>
>> For the twitter hastag good idea Nicolas! I'm far from an experienced
>> twitter user, but what you propose seems me a little bit long as hashtag.
>>  Further I also remind me that there was used a hashtag for the mapathon in
>> Berlin, not? Maybe we can use the same one?
>>
>> All the best,
>>
>> Jorieke
>>
>>
>> 2014-04-27 22:31 GMT+02:00 nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>:
>>
>> Hi there,
>>>
>>> A question for Harry, Ian, Jorieke and Shoahib, I saw a couple of tweets
>>> on @hotosm, but no hashtag (#) yet for the Mapathon, I started using
>>> #LondonDRCMapathon, would be good to define one shortly to coordinate over
>>> twitter.
>>>
>>> Excellent end of WE.
>>> Ciao
>>> Nico
>>>
>>>  <https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LondonDRCMapathon&src=hash>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 12:42 AM, Joshua Campbell <
>>> jcampbell.geo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> If you are looking for mapping tasks, the MapGive project has two areas
>>>> in Maniema province, DRC that are up now, with current imagery.
>>>>
>>>> The MapGive site (http://mapgive.state.gov/learn-to-map/#select-a-task)
>>>> has direct links to the Kalima and Kasese, DRC tasks. Or you can search for
>>>> them in the Tasking Manager, they aren't tagged as featured jobs, so search
>>>> in the all jobs category. Both are relatively small and should be easy to
>>>> complete in the context of a single mapathon.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Josh Campbell
>>>> Humanitarian Information Unit
>>>>
>>>>
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