Peter Kohler peter.l.kohler at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 17:00:16 UTC 2015

Dear all,
What are people's thoughts on a set of introductory youtube videos?

Target could be new joins, content; setting up, what to start editing (e.g.
white tiles), basics of image interpretation.

Probably  a series of must be basic, jargon free and brief.  Starting with
introduction to humanitarian street map.

Can use missing map events in UK to start process of filming.


Peter Kohler
 On 29 Apr 2015 17:34, "Pierre Béland" <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:

> Kevin
> I have a script that collects all the changesets for a BBOX. Below are the
> coordinates of the BBOX with partly Tibet and India.
> min_lon=80.6828, min_lat=26.7027, max_lon=87.4739, max_lat=29.8856
> regard
> Pierre
>   ------------------------------
>  *De :* Kevin Bullock <kbullock at digitalglobe.com>
> *À :* 'Pierre Béland' <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>; Andrew Buck <
> andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>; "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> *Envoyé le :* Mercredi 29 avril 2015 11h53
>  Pierre – those are incredible stats, would love to see an update when
> convenient. I’ve been following http://osm.townsendjennings.com/nepal/
> but your information seems to differ.
>  *From:* Pierre Béland [mailto:pierzenh at yahoo.fr]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:57 AM
> *To:* Andrew Buck; hot at openstreetmap.org
>  I would add to this,
>   This is the ransom of the success we had with the OpenStreetMap
> responses over the last few years
>   - Haiti 2010 1.5 million edits
>  - Haiyan 2013 4.5 million edits
>  - Ebola  million edits 16 milllions up to now?
>   - Nepal 2015, 1.5 million edits in three days (my last count yesterday
> night)
>  These HOT activations are quite a labotary, both very frustrating and
> motivating. We grow rapidly, interconnect with more organizations and
> constantly have to revise our workflows, adapt to new contexts.
>  At the same time, this is what's make our force.
>  What's can help the most in such HOT activations is some groups of
> experimented OSM contributors that take tasks like validation or routing.
> At the same time, the coordination is very important. Workflows and
> progress should be discussed.
>  Amazing also all the products that came out in the last few days
> proposed by various developpers. Too busy to list them now. Please add
> these in the wiki.
>  Cheer
>   *Pierre *
>    ------------------------------
>  *De :* Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>
> *À :* hot at openstreetmap.org
> *Envoyé le :* Mardi 28 avril 2015 8h18
> Hash: SHA1
> I do agree with you in principle, and actually suggested using the
> information on the task manager linke number of tiles a user has
> completed to do things like flag new users tiles for extra caution in
> validating and such.  Whether we want to restrict validating by them
> as well is another possibility.  We need to be very careful though to
> not discourage them because new users are the people that become
> experienced users a short time later and we need all the volunteers we
> can get.
> Also, I do think we tend to focus too much on the task manager,
> especially during activations; that is why I mentioned the josm thing.
> It is an excellent tool, and we should definitely continue using it,
> but we should also look at other ways more experienced mappers can
> help out.  Downloading large areas by an experienced mapper and 'spot
> checking' them it a very good, and efficient, way of doing QA for
> those that know how.  We need to be thinking of these other, non task
> manager, workflows for more experienced mappers that don't interfere
> with the workers on the task managers, but also allow for more
> efficient work by those who can handle the tools.
> - -AndrewBuck
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