[HOT] Fwd: [liberationtech] Map4Nepal at Stanford Information & Introductory Workshop Announcement. Please Forward!

Daniel O'Connor daniel.oconnor at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 02:50:31 UTC 2015


http://learnosm.org/en/coordination/tasking-manager/ and related resources

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 9:53 AM, Tim McNamara <paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz>
wrote:

> Thanks Heather.
>
> Would it be worthwhile for me to organise similar workshops? Given the
> issues with inexperienced mappers that have been raised in another thread,
> is there any advice for on-boarding new mappers? I have been directing
> people to micromappers.org, but a few people would be relatively happy
> downloading JOSM and working their way through an OSM HOT task.
>
> Tim McNamara
> @timClicks <http://twitter.com/timClicks> | timmcnamara.co.nz
>
>
> On 28 April 2015 at 08:14, Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Fyi in SF USA today
>>
>> Heather
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: "Yosem Companys" <companys at stanford.edu>
>> Date: Apr 27, 2015 11:06 PM
>> Subject: [liberationtech] Map4Nepal at Stanford Information & Introductory
>> Workshop Announcement. Please Forward!
>> To: "Liberation Technologies" <liberationtech at mailman.stanford.edu>
>> Cc: "Stacey Maples" <stacemaples at stanford.edu>
>>
>> From: Stacey Maples <stacemaples at stanford.edu>
>> Apologies for odd language of the email. I am creating/maintaining and
>> information page here:
>> http://stanfordgeospatialcenter.github.io/Map4Nepal_Resources/ and have
>> simply cut & pasted from that to save time. I will be adding more
>> information throughout the day/week.Please feel free to
>> forward/blog/tweet/facebook/etc... any of this information.
>> Mapping4Nepal at Stanford Introductory Workshops
>>
>> I'll be updating this page
>> <http://stanfordgeospatialcenter.github.io/Map4Nepal_Resources/> as I
>> schedule new workshops to introduce volunteers to the basics of using the Humanitarian
>> OpenStreetMap Task Manager <http://tasks.hotosm.org/> and the Tomnod
>> <http://www.tomnod.com/campaign/nepal_earthquake_2015/map/3f8x29y15> to
>> contribute to relief mapping for Nepal.
>> *The first Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org and the Task Manager will be
>> held TONIGHT, Monday April 27th, from 6pm to 7pm at the Stanford Geospatial
>> Center Teaching Corner in Branner Earth Science Library*
>> Anyone interested in co-locating for Humanitarian Mapping is welcome to
>> join me in the Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner, during Branner
>> Library Hours (below) this week, beginning today at noon! You do not need
>> to wait until the workshop, I will be there at noon, ready to show you how
>> to help!
>> ------------------------------
>> Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner Map4Nepal at Stanford
>> Co-location & Support
>>
>> Beginning at Noon, today (Monday, April 27th)I will be relocating from my
>> office to the *Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner* in order to
>> help support those who are interested in contributing to mapping efforts
>> for disaster relief, in Nepal. The Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching
>> Corner is located in the Northwest Corner of the Mitchell Earth Science
>> Building, on the 2nd floor, in the Branner Earth Sciences Library.
>>
>>
>> Anyone with a laptop and spare time is welcome to come to the Library and
>> any of the *Introductory Relief Mapping *sessions I will be holding. *You
>> do not need to be a Stanford Affiliate!* If you are not a Stanford
>> affiliate, we can connect you to the Stanford Guest WiFi to work on relief
>> mapping, or participate in the workshops.
>>
>> Here is a map
>> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=37.42656&mlon=-122.17287#map=19/37.42656/-122.17287>:
>>
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=37.42656&mlon=-122.17287#map=19/37.42656/-122.17287
>>
>>
>> [image: Stanford Geospatial Center Location]
>> Stanford Geospatial Center Teaching Corner Hours for Map4Nepal at Stanford
>>
>> I am blocking off the schedule for the SGC Teaching Corner for the week.
>> If you would like to co-locate and contribute to mapping, here are the
>> hours the teaching corner will be available. I will be out of town over the
>> weekend, but depending on need and interest, I may continue *Teaching
>> Corner Hours* nest week, as well. *Please note that food is not allowed
>> in the library facilities, but drinks in spill-proof containers are
>> acceptable.*
>>
>>
>> *Teaching Corner Hours:*
>>
>> *Monday - Thursday*: 9am - 9pm
>> *Friday* 9am - 5pm
>> Mapping4Nepal at Stanford Introductory Workshops
>>
>> I'll be updating this page as I schedule new workshops to introduce
>> volunteers to the basics of using the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Task
>> Manager <http://tasks.hotosm.org/> and the Tomnod
>> <http://www.tomnod.com/campaign/nepal_earthquake_2015/map/3f8x29y15> to
>> contribute to relief mapping for Nepal.
>> The first Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org and the Task Manager will be
>> held *TONIGHT, Monday April 27th, from 6pm to 7pm*Basic Information for
>> Contributing *RIGHT NOW*
>>
>> If you want to contribute IMMEDIATELY to ongoing Humanitarian Mapping
>> efforts for Nepal through Humanitarian OpenStreetMap.org, please do the
>> following:
>>
>>
>> Go through the 30 minute training on http://mapgive.state.gov to learn
>> the basics of humanitarian mapping using OpenStreetMap.org
>>
>>
>> Then go to the HOTOSM Task Manager at http://tasks.hotosm.org/ and
>> select a job that you feel comfortable contributing to. Read the directions
>> carefully for the job, then select one of the squares next to one that is
>> marked as complete. This will allow you to pan to the completed square so
>> you can see how others are digitizing the features and mimic their work.
>>
>>
>> It doesn't matter how long you work, or how many features you digitize.
>> There are currently hundreds of people mapping on HOTOSM for the Nepal
>> Earthquake.Every edit counts.
>>
>> You can also help assess damage, as new imagery becomes available. See this
>> DigitalGlobe post
>> <http://www.digitalglobeblog.com/2015/04/26/digitalglobe-opens-access-to-satellite-data-to-support-disaster-response-efforts-in-nepal/> for
>> information:
>>
>>
>> http://www.digitalglobeblog.com/2015/04/26/digitalglobe-opens-access-to-satellite-data-to-support-disaster-response-efforts-in-nepal/
>> Obtaining the latest OSM Data for use in Relief Efforts
>>
>> If you are a responder, or working with any organization that needs the
>> most up-to-date geodata for the region, a consulting company called
>> Geofabrik has set up a download site for OSM data that will be updated
>> every 30 minutes throughout the HOTOSM activation. Find the data in various
>> formats (including Garmin, Shapefile, etc...) here:
>> http://labs.geofabrik.de/nepal/
>>
>>
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