[HOT] unknown structures are buildings?

Claire Halleux claire.halleux at hotosm.org
Tue Nov 4 08:51:54 UTC 2014

Hi Ray,

For cassava, you could add something on the following page I guess:

If you intend to use a screenshot of imagery, make sure you keep the
copyright visible. We got permissions to do so from MapBox, HIU and Bing,
for training purposes.



Claire Halleux
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On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 2:58 AM, Ray Kiddy <ray at ganymede.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:16:50 +0800
> maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> > To me, it looks like building=construction (the dividing walls are
> > visible).  Nearly the same as what I've seen on the ground in Malawi,
> > Africa.
> > If you're unsure, just tag it as building=yes.
> Is there a place on a wiki to place pictures that can be examined to
> learn to recognize some of the local structures? A catalog that shows
> how different things appear in different places?
> I have had similar questions. I had a pic and the round honeycomb
> looking things were identified as casava plants growing in bunches in
> Liberia. Is there a logical place on one of the wikis, a sort of image
> catalog, where I could add this pic and mark it with "Casava plant,
> Liberia, resolution of image = x"?
> I was editing in "#479 Tharparkar Drought, Sindh, Pakistan", and some of
> this stuff could have been on the moon. I just have no context to
> figure out the shapes of houses, what wells look like (just like
> houses?) and so on.
> A catalog of the structure types one might find in, for example, the
> deserts of Pakistan might be helpful.
> We could me mapping in Mongolia and I am also not going to know what a
> yurt looks like from above. Same thing.
> I went to the wiki and did a search, for example, on Pakistan and got
> back, as you might expect, the page on Pakistan. This page does not
> show me, however, how the different types of houses there may appear in
> imagery.
> I can, of course, start something, and will. I just wanted to see if
> there are suggestions from you all first.
> thanx - ray
> > On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 8:41 AM, Warren Roberts <gisteacher at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Does anyone have an idea if these are walls for building (without
> > > roof) .. there are many and in Sierra Leone.  Wanted to identify
> > > them ether to digitize them as buildings.  Thanks
> > >
> > > [image: --]
> > >
> > > Warren Roberts
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