[HOT] AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGH!

Sam gurlsam at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 15:42:34 UTC 2015


Hi,

Also a newbie but with many years experience in digital maps so trying to
learn on the fly but agree with Jon on disparate nature of info and am
happy to help with that. For now there is one thing I can't find and maybe
someone can help me - some info on using plotlatch with the task manager,
for example i can't figure out how to see if i'm still in my own tile
except for a visual check which is hard on busy tiles. is there a way to
check tile bounding box coordinates in the task manager??

many thanks!!

sam
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On 29 April 2015 at 17:16, Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com> wrote:

> Filipe, those are good general references. There are Nepal-specific
> tracing and tagging tips on
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal_remote_mapping_guide, especially
> see the Common Features and Tagging sections.
>
> Cheers, Brad
>
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Filipe Santana Lopes <
> santana.gis.consulting at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey Jonathan,
>>
>> Some more information you have on the wiki page of openstreetmap:
>>
>> How to tag highways (roads, paths, etc):
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway
>>
>> How to tag waterways:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:waterway
>>
>> How to tag buldings:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building
>>
>> Give only information in, of you are certain about.
>>
>> When you are saving the information, tell what you have done, and what is
>> still missing mapping in that field.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Filipe Santana Lopes
>>
>> » Cell  +351 918426834
>> » LinkedIn (pt.linkedin.com/pub/filipe-santana-lopes/11/627/283)
>> » Student in Masters in Science and Geographic Information Systems (
>> g2012160 at isegi.unl.pt|www.isegi.unl.pt)
>> » Member of International Association of Emergency Managers (www.iaem.com
>> )
>>
>>
>> 2015-04-29 14:13 GMT+01:00 Nick Allen <nick.allen.54 at gmail.com>:
>>
>>> Jonathan,
>>>
>>> Thank you for the feedback which is exactly what we need.
>>>
>>> Have you looked at http://learnosm.org/en/coordination/remote/  & could
>>> you give some feedback on it - I am one of the people who try to make it
>>> useful. Feedback can be given by clicking on the pencil symbol on the
>>> site,  sending an email to me,  or in a number of other ways.
>>>
>>> Also,  where and how would you expect links to resources - many of us
>>> are aware of the need and need feedback on the how.
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
>>> Volunteer 'Tallguy' for
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team
>>>
>>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Tallguy
>>>
>>> Treasurer, website & Bonus Ball admin for
>>> http://www.6thswanleyscouts.org.uk/ (treasurer at 6thswanleyscouts.org.uk)
>>> On 29 Apr 2015 13:45, "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
>>>> http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jwebbgis
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