[HOT] Disaster Mapping Program Overall - nearly complete

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 16:54:30 UTC 2015

Thanks everyone for your leadership on this, particularly Russell.

Just like learnosm this is bound to be iterative.


Heather Leson
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On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 11:55 PM, Milo van der Linden <milo at dogodigi.net>

> Great work and despite the typo's very readable and of high quality!
> I cannot wait to have a chance to grow as volunteer as I am eager to get
> even more involved in HOT.
> Kind regards,
> Milo (milovanderlinden aka Miblon)
> On Aug 21, 2015 10:36 PM, "Russell Deffner" <russell.deffner at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi John, comments in-line…
>> Comment we are dealing with volunteers "This course is required training
>> for" is a little heavy handed.  Perhaps before taking this role on we
>> request that you complete the following course or something a little softer.
>> You're after their cooperation after all.
>> Sure, thanks for the suggestion – yes, lots of rewording will happen over
>> the next month.
>> Expectations, well
>> An overall status of the mapping progress
>> needs to be maintained. This can be
>> achieved with a table on the wikipage. As
>> news fades from the headlines, it may be
>> necessary to make clear and direct asks of
>> the community or for assistance mapping
>> within specific Tasking Manager projects
>> yes but what is our success rate in completing and archiving projects say
>> within twelve months?  I don't honestly think we have the resources to do
>> this.
>> I’ll give you my ‘standard’ response when it comes to successful Tasking
>> Manager projects – it is much higher when there is a ‘champion’ making
>> clear asks, hence why we need to train people to understand that it isn’t
>> about bothering people by sending too many emails – it’s about having a
>> comprehensive plan to actually take an Activation from start to finish.
>> Thanks,
>> =Russ
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