[HOT] Simple address codes for buildings

Tom Gertin tgertin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 16:26:48 UTC 2014


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> Thanks for sharing your blog post Martin and those are really interesting
> ideas Andrew. I don't have that much experience with field mapping but
> integrating what 3 words (w3w) with field papers to simply document
> addresses using the offline SDK where internet is not available seems
> fruitful.


   Actually, this could be beneficial for mapping just about any feature if
the mapper doesn't have a gps, or gps on their phone, or a decent signal.
They could just annotate a feature on their field papers with the three
words and know where to digitize it later.


> Talking to some of the w3w folks at Crisismappers I know they have
> interest in getting a humanitarian mapping pilot going. If the right
> project is found it would be great to see this tested in the field.
>

-Tom G

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> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:56:01 -0600
> From: Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [HOT] Simple address codes for buildings
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> This is definitely an interesting idea.  I have looked at 'what 3
> words' before and thought it might be useful for numerous things.
> Identifying buildings as you have suggested is one interesting idea
> and there are others as well.  It would be interesting if this could
> be done in an offline fashion, so that people generating field reports
> where internet access is not available could use the what 3 words api
> offline to generate a field report and then tweet that or email it
> once they get back online.  This is definitely something we should
> look into further.
>
> - -AndrewBuck
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>
> On 12/20/2014 07:02 AM, spatialbits wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'd like to share a blog post on assigning what3words address codes
> > [1] to OSM buildings:
> >
> >
> http://spatialbits.blogspot.de/2014/12/assigning-what3words-addresses-to-osm.html
> >
> >  I wonder whether addressing OSM features like this could be
> > beneficial in the HOT context?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Martin (@spatialbits)
> >
> > [1] http://what3words.com/
> >
>
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