[HOT] Tile Navigation Suggestion

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 3 22:05:26 UTC 2014

Great idea. I was wishing for that at the weekend!

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 6:14 PM, <thatwoodb at hushmail.com> wrote:

> I'm all for it. I've had to create my own system to keep myself
> organized/oriented within a task, but Noah's grid suggestion is far better
> and is something I've been wishing was available since I began mapping.
> On 11/3/2014 at 8:08 AM, "noah ahles" <noah.ahles at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Here 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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