[HOT] Nepal Activation Summary Update April 28, 2015

Blake Girardot blake.girardot at hotosm.org
Tue Apr 28 11:18:28 UTC 2015


Hi Maning,

You have no idea how valuable this summary is to our efforts. There is
no way for me to thank you enough for it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Cheers,
Blake

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 6:28 AM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi again, posting a summary of my activation duty/shift for today.
>
> = First the numbers =
>
> “2182 mappers have made 58250 edits to highways and 91850 edits to
> buildings in 31094 changesets since April 25, 2015.”
>
> That’s 64% more than yesterday.  Thanks to all contributors!
> But our work is not yet over.  We have new tasks for you today [1].
> Most of the previous ones are nearly complete, of course, we need more
> experienced mapper to validate. I know some of you are pulling hairs
> seeing a lot of newbie mistakes [2], that is fine
> we will correct it along the way. After this activation we need to
> reflect on better ways i.e. tools and training materials to better
> help newbies.
>
> Just remember you, once, you were a newbie. ;)
>
> = Post-EQ imagery =
> We are now using post-EQ imagery for mapping IDP camps [3]. Big thanks
> to Pleiades, DigitalGlobe, MapBox and the rest of our imagery
> specialist for making this available.
> As I write this, our great team from Kathmandu Living Labs is
> preparing IDP camp maps for the Nepalese army.
>
> There are a lot of data quality issues on this data nothing we can of
> course fix (kudos to Fred M!), but for those organizing mapping events
> or doing the this task yourself please be careful to avoid duplicates.
>
> = More data download options =
>
> For consumers using our data we have more options available in the
> wiki [4].  From specific printable maps [5] to GIS friendly formats
> [6] updated every 30 minutes.
>
> = Detailed building damage assessment? =
>
> There are requests for us to do damage assessment, it has been
> discussed by the activators.
> Other than doing detailed base mapping and IDP camps, damage
> assessment is still being discussed.
>
> That’s it for now.  Keep on mapping!
>
> [0] http://osm.townsendjennings.com/nepal/
> [1] http://tasks.hotosm.org/?direction=asc&page=1&search=Nepal+Earthquake&sort_by=priority
> [2] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/hot/2015-April/008191.html
> [3] http://tasks.hotosm.org/?sort_by=priority&direction=asc&search=Nepal+Earthquake%2C+2015%2C+IDP+camps
> [4] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2015_Nepal_earthquake#Exporting_OpenStreetMap_data
> [5] http://kathmandulivinglabs.github.io/quake-maps/
> [6] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2015_Nepal_earthquake#Frequent_updates
>
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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