[HOT] round houses / huts + (Nepal HOT mapping)

Nick Allen nick.allen.54 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 07:54:41 UTC 2015


Hi,

Please see
http://learnosm.org/en/coordination/remote/#checking-on-the-existing-data---id
and it's following section about buildings and huts.

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 30 Apr 2015 08:50, "super abnormal" <superabnormal at me.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> 1) Big question:
>
> There are a lot of round structures in rural Nepal. Some are solid two
> story houses, others are more like shelters for those working in fields to
> rest in during the heat of the day. Others look like haystacks or storage
> structures.  However, I'm not seeing many round buildings marked on squares
> i've looked at. Have others come across this too?
>
> I've been ommitting them since nobody else I could see was including them
> - but I'm starting to realise others' examples not necessarily the best
> things to follow(!) Should we mark them as building=hut to seperate them
> from those that are clearly houses?   The verify wiki page has similar
> looking round structures to what i refer - but what about when they are in
> the middle of a field/hill-side?
>
> 2) Some smaller points, that could be added to instructions at start - or
> tips that could be sent out via @hotosm twitter feed:
>
> - if you're newish to osm, don't verify (leave that to those who've been
> doing it longer)
> - zoom in close for tracing buildings (e.g. till 50ft shows on scale
> bottom left of screen on iD editor)
> - watch out for building hidden under the residential area lines or lines
> where people have marked forests
> - (should we be marking forests?)
> - toggle layers on/off to see what things you might be missing
> - what to do when features traverse adjacent squares? (finish the first
> one then check out the second one and join them up is what i've been doing)
>
> 3) Last but not least --- can we point new mappers to one or more
> perfectly mapped and verified beautiful example square(s) somewhere?
> Quickest way to get up to speed on specific hot needs would be to follow a
> really good example and refer back to it to check when we need to.
>
> Ok, back to editing…
>
>
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