[HOT] Activation Working Group

Nick Allen nick.allen.54 at gmail.com
Thu May 8 19:08:13 UTC 2014


Sorry, I was very slow filling in doodle - waited until I heard when the
communications working group meeting would be. I've added my details now,
but I will probably not be available when the meeting takes place. I will
forward a few ideas to you before the meeting if I can't make it.



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On 8 May 2014 13:40, Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi again,
> Just figuring out this time slot is actually exactly the same than the
> Communication Working Group! As I guess I am not the only one that would
> like to participated to these two WG, so I reopen the Doodle<http://doodle.com/hpwkwqiregdi7b6i>.
> Maybe propose everyone will confirm there that same day same hour next week
> will fit.
> Sorry for the confusion.
> Sincerely,
> Seveirn
> On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> According to the Doodle, the time slot that, by far, suited most of
>> people interested by the Activation Working Group is Friday 9 (tomorrow) at
>> 2 PM GMT (means 10AM EDT and 4PM CEST), so the meeting on Mumble<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mumble>will happen at that time. Here is the
>> Hackpad <https://hackpad.com/HOT-Activation-Working-Group-TlksNOhVdir>.
>> Anyone interested, please join!
>> Sincerely,
>> Severin
>> On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 2:51 AM, Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Among the reactivated Working Groups, here is the Activation Working
>>> Group. Activations are more and more numerous and successful with a
>>> increasing number of contributors. The results are really impressive, but
>>> we can certainly do even better.
>>> As for the Communication Working group (for those interested, please
>>> fill ASAP its Doodle <http://doodle.com/3545epmy63x72gvk>) we could
>>> start with a kick-off meeting on Mumble<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mumble>,
>>> and here is a Doodle to set it:
>>> http://doodle.com/hpwkwqiregdi7b6i  <http://doodle.com/hpwkwqiregdi7b6i>
>>> This meeting and the ones that will follow aim at being a time to
>>> exchange on this thrilling topic, review the experiences, documents,
>>> procedures and set goals to be achieved for the next meeting. Because yes,
>>> a Working Group is a group that works, that means between the meetings. And
>>> actually, it is already happening: eg there are (more and more) people
>>> working on data validation, both through setting procedures and monitoring
>>> the freshly created data.
>>> I see 4 main topics around the Activation (but would be pleased to get
>>> other suggestions):
>>> 1. All the *activities* and *documents* involved in an Activation. In
>>> the past the Activation Working Groups mostly focused on how Activations
>>> are triggered and start, what we could review based on the last
>>> experiences. Crisis monitoring is certainly something we could add, in
>>> order not to forget crisis of smaller range or simply not highly covered by
>>> the medias. Also technical aspects like: define and prioritize AOIs (Areas
>>> of Interests) and mapping goals, track and monitor the mapping progresses,
>>> and set thin, flexible and efficient processes, tools, and wiki templates,
>>> etc. But also share and document how to maintain and even grow the
>>> contribution of the OSM contributors and communities, by communicating with
>>> them (like this Working Group will do), proposing more different kinds of
>>> tasks to do or setting joint events.
>>> 2. The *beneficiaries*, that means the humanitarian stakeholders. We
>>> need both to make them aware of the data we produce and to make the data
>>> useful and easy to use for them, taking more into account their needs,
>>> constraints and tools. I got recent feedback from the GIS officers in the
>>> UN that I will share.
>>> 3. The *data*. What needs to be mapped is quite known, but how to do it
>>> to make it as clean and efficient as possible. That links to the mapping
>>> instructions and the validation<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Tasking_Manager/Validating_data>but also to how the data can be reused by the humanitarian stakeholders.
>>> There a lot of potential improvements to propose not only raw data but eg
>>> thematic dataset, what the HOT Exports can already potentially provide (in
>>> link with the Technical Working Group).
>>> 4. Last, but really not least is to *make more OSM contributors know* about
>>> the procedures and tools used to map, monitor, communicate and activate an
>>> OSM community, and expand the number of contributors in the Activations,
>>> according to everyone's interest(s). This implies connecting with local OSM
>>> communities when possible, talk with them and provide them documentation
>>> and online training. Eg in Lubumbashi after Jorieke's stay, the contact
>>> with the local OSM community has been maintained and voluntary online
>>> training has been and will be provided through Mumble. So now, they are
>>> continuing the mapping (see https://twitter.com/OSM_L) and will take an
>>> active part on the Mapping in London on Saturday. And if ever a crisis
>>> unfortunately hits Lubumbashi in the future, they will be able to trigger
>>> the worldwide OSM community
>>> Exciting, isn't it? And actually a lot of topics and sub-topics. And
>>> some are certainly missing. This is why this Activation Working Group will
>>> not need one leader but several facilitators, who, by their experience,
>>> skills and will, will make things go ahead on the topic(s) they care.
>>> Let us make things move on and activate the AWG!
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Severin
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