[HOT] Fwd: mapping standards
pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sun Nov 9 15:25:43 UTC 2014
We are pleased to discuss with students taking such initiatives and some of us shoud be pleased to support such projects.
I also transferred your message to the hot-francophone at openstreetmap.org discussion listwhere the Cameroun community is participating. It would be important that you coordinate with this community. If somebody in your group could speak french, this would surely help to exchange with them.
See this video about OSM_CI where we see Eurosha volunteers. Among them are Jorieke and Ben from HOT and OSM Belgium. These Eurosha volunteers are still surprising me with all the nice videos they made.
We cannot interpret a road network only from imagery or our experience in northern countries. Note that from our experience in various OSM responses in Africa we have created a wiki page http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Highway_Tag_Africa specific to the african countries.
There is a certain challenge to better classify the road network of a country. As we see in the video, there are referentials that can be used. To classify based on the importance of the various towns, Population statistics and list of administrative towns would be useful.
See also https://twitter.com/OSMCameroun
De : s55447 <s55447 at beuth-hochschule.de>
À : hot at openstreetmap.org
Envoyé le : Dimanche 9 novembre 2014 8h47
Objet : [HOT] Fwd: mapping standards
Regards to all list members!
I'm one of a group of cartography students from Germany. One of the
courses in our master program deals with OSM mapping of the Region West
in Camerun. We're aiming on two things: Final goal no. 1 is to fill
gaps and correct existing routes and their attributes mainly based on
satellite imagery. Secondly, goal no. 2 is a final one, too, but
contains basic work prior to our mapping process: We want to find or
develop tagging standards for Camerun which shall finally become
available at the OSM-page "Tagging guidelines by country".
So we're all together 15 students that start working on the road
network. BUT that's important for us:
1. We would like to get in contact with mappers who have already worked
on that before or doing it right now. We would like to share experiences
in order to avoid working and discussing on things that others have
already done or that has been already discussed. And of course: We want
to avoid interfering with mapping activities that are going on right now
in that region, but rather combine our efforts for the next few weeks in
order to produce a consistent output.
2. On which basis have the existing routes been tagged before? Where
there specific agreements for Camerun? What about the usability of the
criteria proposed on the "Highway Tag Africa"-page in the OSM-Wiki which
is initiated by HOT? What about the usability of "Référentiel
Géographique Routier" which can be seen on www.geocameroun.cm?
Finally, we would like our contributions to be substantial in order to
develop a standardized and reliable geoinformational fundament on which
further mapping can be consistantly conducted. So we're looking forward
to any advices!
Best regards from Germany! kamak
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