[HOT] Training or Coaching Task / Project within TM? (Nick Allen)
melanieeckle at gmx.de
Wed Sep 10 15:20:03 UTC 2014
my name is Melanie, I am reserach assistant at the GIScience department
of the Heidelberg University/ Germany. Our group is focused on research
in the area of Volunteered Geographic Information. One of the subjects
we are investigating at the moment is to find ways to improve the
quality/ accuracy of remote mapping by volunteers. With this background,
I was very happy to read your post in the mailing list, since your idea
fits very well with our efforts.
I could not agree more and would be very happy to contribute. I have
been mapping for quite some time, conducted trainings with new mappers
and have been working on new possibilities to facilitate the mapping
process for beginners. I developed some training material for that
purpose, showing the most important steps to be taken before mapping,
common errors that occur during mapping and introducing some shortcuts.
Working in Kathmandu with KathmanduLivingLabs, I also discovered the
problems remote mappers got identifying unknown features in foreign
countries. A problems that often leads to wrong tagging or digitization.
On this account, the second part of the training material gives an
overview of the most common features that can be found in the country
that the mapping is conducted in (in this case Nepal) and the right tags
that need to be used (Nepal taggging guidelines). I am actually testing
the use of the material and already got good results and very positive
feedback by the new mappers that used the training dossier.
I am happy to share the material if you are interested and would love to
find out more about your project idea.
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