[HOT] Training or Coaching Task / Project within TM?
nick.allen.54 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 18:00:55 UTC 2014
I may be able to help a bit at the start of the session, but I have a
commitment for most of the day & evening - if there are any outstanding
squares for validation I will try to join in later at night.
Could I suggest we try to keep it as close to normal as possible - if
I check a square & am happy, I will validate it, but may put a comment
in the comments box concerning any slight changes I may make. Because of
my lack of language skills, I created these two links on the wiki which
could be pasted into the comments box & hopefully would help to pass
Buildings which have not been squared, but should have been
Not adding a changeset comment when saving / uploading
I sometimes send a message using the OSM message system, and on occasion
have linked the message with screenshots showing the changes I have made.
I strongly suspect that smaller squares will mean that it is more
difficult to interpret
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway_Tag_Africa but this will not
be the fault of the new mapper, just an indication of how difficult it
is when you can only see a small area. It will need the validator(s) to
take an overview of several squares & change the tags appropriatly -
this is fairly easy once the mapper has done the difficult & time
consuming job of tracing the path / track / unclassified / residential
Hope this helps.
Regards & have a good day.
On 12/09/14 02:51, Claire Halleux wrote:
> Hi Nick and Volunteers,
> On Saturday morning, from 900 to 1300 UTC, we'll be having another
> small mapathon/mapping party in Kinshasa in order to edit Ebola
> affected area in DRC, using some new imagery. Nearly all of the
> participants will be beginners, so I am planning to create another
> task with small squares and I think this could be a good place for
> testing this type of training task. Potential validators will be
> welcome to send feedback during the event. As it usually gathers
> between 10 and 20 participants, a few validators would be enough in
> Let me know if anyone would like to support this event,
> Moreover, do you think exchanging messages within TM and OSM website
> will be enough? or should we try to set up an additional skype group
> or anything else for the event? IRC? (local participants have never
> used it as far as I know, same with Mumble).
> Claire Halleux
> Volunteer and Member of the Board
> +243 99 256 9980 (Kinshasa, DRC)
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Nick Allen <nick.allen.54 at gmail.com
> <mailto:nick.allen.54 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Thanks for the offer of help - you're likely to see a request for
> help approaching the 30th September when we have another Missing
> Maps Project Mapathon in London.
> I'm really hoping that Blake can make progress on a guide to
> satellite imagery - it's been on my todo list for some time, but
> I'm conscious I've started many things and it would be good if I
> actually finished a few of them. Although I agree that starting
> new mappers with crisp images would be good, I think it would be
> good to include a few fuzzy ones in the guide to show what you
> have to deal with sometimes - educated guessing?
> At the moment I'm not intending to contact mappers who have not
> marked as complete the squares they have opened. There can be
> genuine reasons - it's happened to me several times. It can also
> be a question of confidence & I don't want to frighten anyone
> away. If we can get a trial area, and the trial works, then this
> may largely solve the problem. I think also that the general
> discussion will have raised awareness & that can make a difference
> as well.
> Thanks again
> On 09/09/14 17:53, AYTOUN RALPH wrote:
>> Hi Nick,
>> I have been mapping the Africa HOT projects and am familiar with
>> the 'on the ground' knowledge of some parts of Africa.
>> I like your idea for assisting the new mappers and agree that
>> some of the image material is pretty difficult to map due to
>> various reasons...cloud cover, fuzzy images or overcrowded towns
>> and slum areas to mention some.
>> Choosing easier areas with sharp images would help the new
>> mappers to get the feel of the work and build up confidence, and
>> having feedback for their work early on would help them to know
>> if they are doing the right thing or not.
>> To this end I am willing to give you a hand in helping new
>> mappers to read the imagery, create more complex building shapes
>> and the use of basic tags. Please let me know if there is
>> anything I can do to help.
>> I have come across the increasing problem of mappers not happy
>> about marking squares as done, I have gone to numerous squares
>> and apart from a few tweaks there is nothing left to do, but a
>> number of mappers have opened that square, looked around and then
>> unlocked it again. I feel guilty marking those squares as done
>> when I have hardly done any work on them. Should we contact the
>> person that has done the most work and tell them they have done
>> well and could they please go back in and mark it as done so they
>> get the credit for closing it?
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