[HOT] TomNod integration for the next time around

Eric Gundersen eric at mapbox.com
Wed Apr 29 04:05:23 UTC 2015

Bill can you share more on this:  
> as we move into damage assessment we're probably going to be a step behind the TomNod participants;

I don't really understand what TomNod does or why people contribute to a proprietary platforms like TomNod. Why do think OSM needs a platform like TomNod and what data do they bring to the table? Again, just trying to understand the value they bring -- the teams that started TomNod it is wicked cool and DIgitalGlobe, who bought TomNod, is a huge OSM lover - so lots of love. 

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> On Apr 28, 2015, at 8:56 PM, William Morris <wboykinm at geosprocket.com> wrote:
> Kevin Bullock of DigitalGlobe has graciously shared the results of the TomNod effort so far, licensed CC 3.0 (with a plan to specifically permit OSM use): 
> - map: https://geosprocket.cartodb.com/viz/bb5ed630-ee1e-11e4-8dca-0e018d66dc29/embed_map 
> - data: http://mapperdev.tomnod.com/results/
> It seems like there might be an opportunity in future activations (or now) to use this data for: 
> 1.) Planning and prioritization - as we move into damage assessment we're probably going to be a step behind the TomNod participants; we should be able to configure tasks that focus on areas with a high concentration of damage reports and high levels of agreement. (I can't claim origination of this idea: https://twitter.com/iheartcrowds/status/593170666662146048)
> 2.) Direct import - this is more dangerous, but there's an opportunity to directly link TomNod contributions to OSM. High-agreement damaged buildings seems like a possible starting place.
> There are many technical considerations to be ironed out, including the realtime nature of the TomNod data. It could benefit from a streaming API of some sort, as well as some form of integration in the task manager. In the meantime there's this somewhat-awkward url for overlays:
> https://cartocdn-ashbu.global.ssl.fastly.net/geosprocket/api/v1/map/9ec70f30baf2a63e797ae341c8965733:1430273972053.4001/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.png?map_key=dca6cb71991448200cc2ade26ff013da486a78ca&cache_policy=persist
> Hopefully this is an opportunity to minimize effort duplication and leverage another motivated group of contributors.
> -Bill Morris
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