[HOT] "Training" volunteers in Albania

Luca Paolo Pescatore multivac2x at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 12:07:06 UTC 2015

Things Lab


Is the group that I am supporting now, one of the member of the lab wants
to work with OSM.

I will put him in contact with you.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Mike Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> Howdy,
> check out openlabs.com which is a group who is working on open source and
> knowledge projects in Albania.
> in 2010 I was working on the flooding in Shokder, work page here with some
> non dead links.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/AlbanianFloodingCrisisCamp
> We have a mailing list with many users from Kosovo on it, there might be
> some from Albania.
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/gis-kosova
> mike
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 4:54 AM, malenki <osm_ at malenki.ch> wrote:
>> About a month ago I stumbled over some beginners mapping in Tirana
>> (capital of Albania).
>> Though the edits were not too useful they were tagged with
>> #hotosm-project-926 #PeaceCorps #PeaceCorpsAlbania source=Bing
>> so I thought to do nothing for the time being since the connected task
>> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/926 said
>> | The Peace Corps Program in Tirana is training Volunteers […]
>> But after a month the data isn't changed/corrected and my message¹ to
>> the creator of the task sent on 24th of March still is not answered.
>> A mentioning of the issue on IRC on March 28th also don't give results.
>> My view of the issue is:
>> Which worth has a "training" when the trainees don't get feedback?
>> The creator of the task (which I assume the trainer) hasn't made a
>> single edit in Albania.
>> The data created during the task wasn't enhanced after creating it.
>> Now I'd like to hand over the "issue" to people with more experience
>> in HOT.
>> Regards
>> Thomas
>> ¹ The message I sent:
>> Mirëdita [Albanian "good day"] $User
>> you created HOT task 926¹ for training volunteers in Albania.
>> I welcome people mapping a country I really like and of course HOT is
>> an invaluable program. But when you are /training/ people you should
>> also teach them how to do stuff and give feedback to what they mapped.
>> Else they may produce just a lot of unhelpful data.
>> I didn't investigate on purpose but so far I stumbled over following
>> issues:
>>     duplicate houses (mapped by the same mapper
>>     https://www.osm.org/#map=21/41.3330021/19.7839432
>>     houses with offset to its basements
>>     https://www.osm.org/#map=20/41.333141/19.782218
>>     houses drawn over highways
>>     https://www.osm.org/#map=20/41.333141/19.782218
>>     ways of outlines only tagged with area=yes e.g.:
>>     https://www.osm.org/#map=19/41.334339/19.788208
>>     In Tirana I found 103 ways which were tagged this way and
>>     belong to HOT task 926.
>> I also found a highway=road dragged over a correct highway which I just
>> corrected in the hope that the other stuff would be vanish due to a
>> training supervisor - which didn't happen.
>> Please tell your trainees that, when they map the outline of a roof,
>> they should afterwards drag it to the ground floor of the building. The
>> higher the building the worse the offset due to the sloped angle of the
>> aerial photograph. Please also tell them about the function "make
>> rectangular" which every editor has. (When using JOSM, don't forget to
>> mention the plugin "buildings_tools" (which enables drawing and tagging
>> a house with two clicks) and the extrude tool).
>> Best Regards from Germany
>> Thomas
>> ¹ http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/926
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