[HOT] Micromappers feeding into OSM

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Wed May 21 22:55:42 UTC 2014

Hi Patrick,

Ah okay! So they potentially contribute to the same data set though, right?

The issue with the data is when you are looking at social media data the
data is bound to the Terms of Service of the social media platform. Other
than Flickr there isn't a way to declare an open license to your data.
People sometimes do declare things openly on other platforms, but honestly
it doesn't really mean anything since they are still bound to the Terms of
Service of the platform they are using. I'd be interested in looking at the
issues related to the amount of data taken from those platforms vs. the
added information added through microtasking tools and what this means for
intellectual property. It times of crisis it is easy to say "let's forget
about the license" but I think there are important issues to think about
related to the disaster management cycle.

Meaning if you collect data however you can during an event, then how does
that feed into reconstruction? Further then into disaster preparedness? How
can we create communities around data especially during the later
reconstruction phases and then during preparedness to contribute to lessen
the impact of the next disaster?



On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 3:06 AM, Patrick Meier (iRevolution) <
patrick at irevolution.net> wrote:

> Hiya Kate,
> So AIDR and MicroMappers (MM) are two different platforms albeit
> integrated (I know, confusing). AIDR is used to collect Tweets and to
> create machine learning classifiers. MM is used to train AIDR to create
> machine learning classifiers. MM is also used to tag photos and videos
> posted on social media (independently of AIDR). Like I said, confusing : )
> @Paolo, I'm not involved in the activation of MM but Jus (cc'd) is, so she
> may be able to provide update/link on the MM deployment.
> @Kate, can you let me know what your concern is re license of the data?
> Thanks,
> Patrick
> ----
> Patrick P. Meier (PhD)
> http://www.iRevolution.net <http://www.irevolution.net/>
> On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 6:22 AM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Micromappers(1) has been activated for the flooding in Serbia and Bosnia
>> and Herzegovina. One question that came up was could that data be useful
>> for updating OpenStreetMap? At the moment they are collecting and tagging
>> any data that might be relevant, so I think a large percentage wouldn't
>> probably fit into what is usually mapped in OSM.
>> One concern I see is the license of the data, but I wanted to get some
>> other opinions.
>> Thanks,
>> -Kate
>> (1)
>> http://irevolution.net/2013/10/01/aidr-artificial-intelligence-for-disaster-response/
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