[HOT] potlatch2 & Tasking Manager Square

Sam gurlsam at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 16:45:52 UTC 2015


ah awesome i'll try that within the next hour and let you know!!
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On 29 April 2015 at 18:42, Nick Allen <nick.allen.54 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Sam,
>
> 1. Tasking Manager - obtain your square,
> 2. Tasking Manager - select 'edit with JOSM' and under the words 'edit
> with josm' you will see a line of text 'Tip:Download the following gpx file
> .......'
> 3. click on download file & make a note where you put it.
> 4. Tasking Manager - using the dropdown list, change from JOSM to
> 'Potlatch 2' - this will open in a new tab,
> 5. Potlatch 2, select Background / Vector File - use the menu to load the
> gpx file you downloaded.
> 6. Make sure there is a tick in the 'show' column before you close the
> window down.
> 7. Potlatch should now display the boundary as a square - blue in my case.
> Potlatch will still download data outside the area, so be careful about
> watching for the boundary.
>
> Any feedback on this process appreciated - if there are any experts on
> Potlatch who have better guidance, please supply it.
>
> I'll add it to my ToDo list to get a section into LearnOSM & update the
> wiki, but I have got a lot of commitments over the next couple of weeks, so
> please have patience.
>
> Good luck & thank you for persevering.  Life moves on so quickly it's
> sometimes difficult to keep the manual up to date.
>
> Regards
>
> Nick
>
> On 29/04/15 17:17, Sam wrote:
>
> i switched to iD editor which shows the tile outlined so that's good for
> now. but will check your info and feedback once i'm done with this tile.
> thanks :)
>>
> On 29 April 2015 at 18:09, Nick Allen <nick.allen.54 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Sam,
>>
>> I don't know how current it is but there is a section here
>>
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Tasking_Manager
>>
>> About potlatch and the tasking manager. If you feedback to me or the list
>> about its usefulness I'll try to get it updated.
>>
>> 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 16:45, "Sam" <gurlsam at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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
>>>>>>
>>> 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 <%2B351%20918426834>
>>>>> » 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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> Nick
>
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