[HOT] Tile Navigation Suggestion

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 16:36:51 UTC 2014

Hi Noah,

I think this is a good idea. I have often wanted a grid to overlay on my 
task square to help me in scanning for things to map while zoomed in so 
I get the hi-res imagery.


On 11/3/2014 11:18 AM, noah ahles wrote:
> This is a duplicate but it looks like my image did not load properly on
> the last email. I attached it to this email.
> Hi Everyone,
> I work at the Spatial Analysis Lab at the University of Vermont. We
> digitize as the bulk of our workload here and I had a suggestion that I
> think could increase the efficiency of edits. If there was a grid over
> each tile that could guide the user through editing, it would stop them
> from overlapping areas and increase accuracy of scanning. We do that
> here and it significantly improves performance.
> Attached is an example from one of our projects. I start at the yellow
> circle in the upper left and scan across and down, across and down etc.
> then end at the blue circle. There are multiple routes that could guide
> you through the tile; some people prefer going down each column instead
> of across the rows.
> This does not actually split the tile into multiple tasks, it just helps
> the user better organize their scanning route when looking through the
> imagery. I think this would be a nice function to be added to the ID
> editor that could be toggled on and off (maybe some people won't like it
> or a line could obstruct a feature).
> Also, I am hosting another Mapathon in Burlington, VT on Sunday,
> November 9th 10am-4pm. Here is the event page if anyone is interested:
> http://osmebolaoutbreak.splashthat.com/
> Best,
> Noah Ahles
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