[HOT] Ebola Outbreak Activation

AYTOUN RALPH ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com
Wed Jul 16 08:50:56 UTC 2014

In Vol 53 Issue 35 I see mentioned that you want to close down the eastern
part of Task 568 because there is no imagery.

I looked at one of the eastern tiles, the top left hand corner, one tile
down (the one below Masundu). I could not get any imagery from the Mapbox
that was mentioned in the Task Manager and saw that the tile had been
marked red as complete. I looked at the Bing imagery for that tile and
found Highway=tracks and paths and also buildings. If you want I could go
back to that task and add the detail that I have seen on Bing (if that is
acceptable) and then validate the tiles.
I was not looking at the suggested imagery so, rather than do something
wrong I decided to leave it for someone else to validate or correct.
I cannot always access the imagery requested in the Task Manager and when
this happens I just do not work on that task as there are plenty of others
to do.
More recent tasks have had a link to the requested imagery that works very
well and I have been able to work on those tiles without any difficulty.
Thank you whoever for that improvement.
I have also noticed that some mappers have been creating buildings with
random shapes not using the squaring or rounding tools available (something
I was guilty of when I first started). On a number of tiles I have had to
delete all the buildings and redraw them as they bore no resemblance to the
buildings on the imagery. Fortunately this is not happening too often.
Happy Mapping
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