Josh Weiland joshweiland at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 13:19:52 UTC 2015


I am in a similar position (GIS professional, etc), though I started
playing with HOT a few months ago, so have some lead time to get ready.

I agree that getting all the tutorials in an obvious place is needed, it
took a long time to figure out what I needed to read.

But I found that more necessary for a particular project was to read all
the emails that had bounced back and forth (though they may be less useful
to those who are not as comfortable reading pages of English). If there
were a way to mark the relevant emails and have a link to them in the
instructions, I think that would be useful to someone like me.


On Wed, Apr 29, 2015, 8:45 AM Jonathan Webb <jonathan at jwebbgis.co.uk> wrote:

>  I am one of the newcomers. I am not a GIS scientist & learnt on the job
> and am relatively lightweight, however I know that I am perfectly capable
> of making a contribution but the (HOT)OSM process is not clear:
> As is mentioned in several previous posts*, there is a lack of guidance
> and aims.
> I have spent most of this morning not contributing because I have been
> trying to find out what to do & how to do it.  I am not stupid and if I
> have missed a link to instructions, then  how many other (willing to learn)
> people have?  As part of the strategy to maintain quality, surely the
> signposts to learning should be given great prominence & be unmissable?
> Are the aims of disaster mapping different to those of other mapping ?  In
> an non-emergency one can spend some time trying to work out what a
> feature's properties are.  Also, for example, how to interpret from poor
> imagery say a path or track is it suitable for vehicles etc, or whether to
> even include it.
> Jonathan Webb
> *
> >* As a lot of people get to know HOT/OSM for the first time during
> *>* disasters, it might be also helpful if we can draft an HOT FAQ (I actually
> *>* couldn't find one, please enlighten me if there's already one) CLKAO*
> --
>  Jonathan Webb
> Freelance GIS Specialist
> 07941 921905
> http://www.jwebbgis.co.uk
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