[HOT] 25th July #MapLesotho International Mapathon

Severin Menard severin.menard at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 13:16:31 UTC 2014

Hi Dave,

Please keep up updated especially when the TM jobs are ready. Will they
really cover the whole country? They will be relation-based TM jobs?

Apart the worlwide, online community, is there any other specific group or
universities that would be interested to participate to such a Mapathon?



On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Dave Corley <davecorley at gmail.com> wrote:

> First off, apologies for cross posting, trying to spread the word to as
> large an audience as possible.
> tl;dr, a group of Irish OpenStreetMap members are organising a mapathon on
> 25th July to map large sections of Lesotho and we are looking for
> individuals or groups to participate from around the world. Presently we
> have 3 groups participating from Lesotho, Ireland, & Germany.
> We will be using the HOT tasking manager to coordinate 2 large tasks
> - Rural - identify and map the outline of settlements, the major routes to
> and from these settlements and any major features (rivers, lakes etc)
> - Urban - Trace building outlines and complete road networks
> A bit of background....
> In conjunction with Action Ireland Trust [1], a number of Irish OSM
> members from Fingal County Council [2] traveled to Lesotho for a number of
> weeks in 2013 and then again early in 2014 to assist and train district
> planners in utilising OSM data. This was done in agreement with the
> Ministry for Local Government and Chieftainship and the Chief Physical
> Planner of Lesotho. The trip culminated in an historic memorandum of
> understanding between Lesotho and Fingal County Council [3]
> Another group are planning to travel in early 2015 with the following
> objectives as part of their visit:
> - Create an OSM community in Lesotho by engaging with local communities
> and providing training and guidance on surveying and updating OSM
> - Create a basemap of the country for use by all
> - Create an evidence base for decision makers
> - Create an awakeness of Urban Design
> Further details can be found on the wiki page [4]
> Thanks,
> Dave (DaCor)
> [1] - http://actionirelandtrust.ie/
> [2] - http://www.fingalcoco.ie/
> [3] -
> http://www.corr.ie/blog/4567078398/Fingal-County-Council-sign-historic-agreement-with-Lesotho-Government/7628289
> [4] - http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lesotho_Mapathon
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