[HOT] Fwd: Any good HOT hacks wanted
markcupitt at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 20:21:59 UTC 2014
Jaakko, I may be able to help you with a WMS Layer, if you have all the
maps cut and Georeferenced as GeoTiffs.
Please contact me off list to discuss.
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On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 3:17 AM, Jaakko Helleranta.com <jaakko at helleranta.com
> This might not be an ideal hackathon idea but a task on my list of things
> I'd like to get done to boost OSM / HOT activities in Nicaragua and that
> could use some (more) tech help with:
> I have downloaded the old NGA 50k topo maps for (almost) all of Nicaragua
> (that is, all that were available from the utex library), over 200 of them.
> And then we have Nicaragua, which is widely unmapped -- and with a few
> exceptions undermapped even in areas where some mapping has been done.
> Nicaragua is also a place with a lot of humanitarian and economic
> development activities both because of it's economic level (2nd poorest in
> the Western hemisphere) as well as due to its proneness to natural
> catastrophes (storms, volcanoes and earth quakes).
> We also have a somewhat nascent OSM community here but at the same time a
> strong FLOSS community and good things going.
> It would be superb if we could get the topomaps into a single WMS/TMS
> layer for tracing so we could get a nice systematic national OSM "base
> coverage" with these maps.
> A national WMS/TMS layer would provide an excellent project for local
> mappers to get going in mapping their country -- and learning OSM and
> tracing while at it.
> I've cc'd Pekka Sarkola here (not sure if he's subscribed to hot@) as he
> has already helped a bit in manipulating the original maps (which turned
> out to be geo-PDFs). Pekka's work has resulted in a stack of geo-TIFFs --
> that seem to be pretty well aligned (georeferenced).
> So, at the end: This is an open call for anyone -- maybe someone in the
> hackathon? -- to help out in creating a (highly preferably single) WMS or
> TMS layer of the 200+ NGA topo maps of Nicaragua (which are available in
> both the original geo-PDFs as well as the CUT/exported geo-TIFFs). I've
> heard that it might be "pretty easy" to do this with Geoserver(?) or some
> other readily available tool but my tech skills are still limited even
> though I'm hoping to learn more.
> Any (additional) help would be much appreciated!
> Cheers from Managua,
> jaakko at helleranta.com * Skype: jhelleranta * Mobile: +505-8845-3391 (Nicaragua)
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> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
>> Any ideas for Jerry? He's subscribed to the list so please just reply
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: SK53
>> Date: Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM
>> Subject: Any good HOT hacks wanted
>> To: Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>, Kate Chapman <k8chapman at gmail.com>
>> Hi Kate,
>> Belated happy birthday: although I know like the Queen you have two these
>> Thanks to one of my friends who comes to our Nottingham OSM meeting
>> I've made contact with the local student hack society. They are having
>> a 24 (or strictly 28) hr hackathon in 3 weeks time. I've been invited
>> to give a talk and I though I would introduce HOT as part of it
>> (basically the old Haiti story).
>> I therefore wondered if there were any things which would be useful
>> for HOT. I have no idea how proficient the guys are, but they seem to
>> have already done some decent things with open data and maps. If you
>> have any ideas do let me know.
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