[HOT] Instructions for new folks

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 07:40:42 UTC 2015


Thanks John. Pete posted a training guidance for new OSMers.

This writing is great. If anyone can help taking off all the great training
tips and add to the hackpad, we might collectively have more docs in just a
short time

https://hackpad.com/HOT-Nepal-Earthquake-Training-Support-3GupUkChA1n


Heather

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On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:05 PM, john o'l <ol.john.el at gmail.com> wrote:

> The last couple of days I've had my share of struggles getting going with
> HOT OSM platform, so I decided to share them with a couple of folks I work
> with...  more struggling ensued.  Eventually I got to where (I hope) my
> contribution is outweighing the fact that I locked up a square for a
> certain amount of time.  This is my most recent go at instructions for
> colleagues - offering it here in case it helps anyone else (apologies if
> formatting gets screwy) --
>
> Step by step instructions to get started in OpenStreetMap [adapted from
> https://datameet.hackpad.com/Nepal-Earthquake-Mapping-YDjLauUK0Ek, the HOT
> E-Mail List <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot>, and
> instructions for Project #1018 <http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1018>]
>
>
>
> To contribute IMMEDIATELY to ongoing Humanitarian Mapping efforts for Nepal through Humanitarian OpenStreetMap.org, *please do the following 1st:*
>
>
>
> 1.     1.  Go to the learnosm <http://learnosm.org/en/> site and go
> through the first three items in the Beginner’s Guide.
>
> 2.      2.  Sign up for an account on OpenStreetMap
> <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new>  (easy to do, learnosm
> <http://learnosm.org/en/> shows you how if unsure)
>
> 3.      If you have not mapped with OSM before [or tried and really sucked at it like me], please TAKE THE TIME to follow tutorials. Go through the 30 minute training on http://mapgive.state.gov to learn the basics of humanitarian mapping using OpenStreetMap.org
>
> 4.      Being new to OpenStreetMap, *use the in-browser iD <https://openstreetmap.org/edit>*  editor.
>
> 5.      Review the learnosm <http://learnosm.org/en/> site again (for instance, there is a button to change brightness of background in iD editor!) and check out the HOT Remote Mapping item in the Beginner’s Guide (best to do all this *before* you join in with the current tasks).
>
>
>
> *Then* go to the HOTOSM Task Manager at http://tasks.hotosm.org/ and select a job that you feel comfortable contributing to.
>
> 1.      Read the directions carefully for the job
>
> 2.      Select one of the squares next to one that is marked as complete -This will allow you to pan to the completed square so you can see how others are digitizing the features and mimic their work.
>
> 3.      Click start mapping to lock the area
>
> 4.      Don’t be too surprised if there are little glitches and difficulties as you get used to the platform, try to do what you can and unlock the square if you get stuck or called away for more than a few minutes.
>
>
>
> **It doesn't matter how long you work, or how many features you digitize. There are currently hundreds of people mapping on HOTOSM for the Nepal Earthquake.  Every edit counts. **
>
>
> Cheers!
>
>
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