[HOT] Image not loading !!!! Household level OSM in Bangladesh

Kate Chapman kate.chapman at hotosm.org
Mon Apr 20 13:19:51 UTC 2015

Hi Ahasan,

When did you last see imagery in that area? It is my understanding from
reading some of the other OSM community mailing lists that the recent Bing
maps update has made high resolution imagery for certain areas no longer


On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 11:13 PM, Ahasanul Hoque <hoque.ahasan at gmail.com>

> Hi HOT mappers,
> Are you facing any problem in loading image in iD/JOSM/Fieldpaper Or its
> only for my place ?? (
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?gpx=1915878#map=16/23.7888/90.2280).
> I went for a recoinnesasance survey yesterday for piloting the household
> level mapping for Bangladesh Statistical Bureau. Aftr coming back I wanted
> to make field paper of that pace but showing total bank. Surprisingly, in
> iD, and JOSM showing the same.There is no tile in that zoom level !!!!
> Can anyone please suggest how I can make the field paper of this place ?
> It's urgent for me guyz :(
> Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
> Ahasan
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> On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 10:56 PM, Ahasanul Hoque <hoque.ahasan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Many thanks Kate. Tomorrow we will have a meeting regarding the piloting,
>> very soon we gonna do that and will update you so.
>> Best regards
>> Ahasan
>> On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 9:56 PM, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Ralph,
>>> It depends on the local usage of the data. For example in programs that
>>> us InaSAFE to measure the impact of a disaster the buildings are actually
>>> turned into points prior to the analysis.
>>> People should map as accurately as they can, but if mapping buildings as
>>> points is the best you can do and works for how the data will be used then
>>> no problem. If someone else needs outlines they can always "upgrade" the
>>> mapping later.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Kate
>>> Kate Chapman
>>> Executive Director
>>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>>> email: kate.chapman at hotosm.org
>>> U.S. mobile: +1 703 673 8834
>>> On Mar 8, 2015 7:06 AM, "AYTOUN RALPH" <ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi Kate,
>>>> *[Mapping the buildings as points is not problem. Often I think we
>>>> are[mapping the building outlines because it looks more visually appealing
>>>> on a[map than anything else.*
>>>> The mapping of the shape and size of buildings for HOT is not for
>>>> visual purposes.
>>>> Ivan Gayton of Medicin Sans Frontiers has reported back to us that this
>>>> is important for their work in certain areas. They use the size of the
>>>> building to assess the number of occupants (as in the case of round huts
>>>> for example) or to assess it's use (small round huts are usually grain
>>>> stores) and also the size and shape gives them reference points for
>>>> establishing their exact position and orientation on the ground in relation
>>>> to the map. In some areas we are asked to map the location of large trees
>>>> and multi-story buildings as prominent reference points (as was the case in
>>>> mapping the slum area in Dhaka) to establish position amongst the random
>>>> sprawl of buildings and Pete Masters has reported back that this proved
>>>> very useful when he was out there.
>>>> So, while some people may not have any significant use for the size and
>>>> shape of the building there are others who will need that sort of data in
>>>> both rural and urban areas.
>>>> Regards
>>>> Ralph
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