[HOT] MSF Report on How Maps Helped Fight Ebola
jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 14:10:24 UTC 2015
Can we build on this, specifically it mentions supporting the countries own
cartography departments and the necessity to add village names and other
details which needs to be done on the ground. Also there can be multiple
names for the same settlement or bit of settlement so probably we need to
tag the official name with the authority of the cartography department.
Another interesting comment was buildings were not required for some work
the street density was sufficient.
Also that 10 million of the 16 million edits were done by 101
contributors. Could these be classified in someway so at least some could
become self validating ie we trust this person's work, so we can
concentrate validation on the newer mappers.
On 2 December 2015 at 02:24, Luswata David <lusdavo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pete this is very insightful and energizing.
> Thanks all.
> On 12/1/15, Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for flagging, Cristiano. A very interesting perspective. I think
> > this is great for operational people and non-operational people alike.
> > For operational people, the lessons learned are really valuable in terms
> > deployable GIS peeople and engagement with communities like HOT.
> > For non-operational people, to understand the impact that remote mapping
> > makes, but also the challenges that exist within large NGOs for
> > understanding the potential of mapping and GIS. Particularly interesting
> > me was the following:
> > "People skills and a self-starter mentality are at least as important as
> > the technical skills for the acceptance of GIS officers as part of the
> > team. Until GIS is better understood by programme staff, GIS officers
> > to be advocates as much as service providers. Recruitment should take
> > into account."
> > We have a long way to go within NGOs to make the best use of the data the
> > HOT community is able to supply. Reports like this really move the
> > conversation forward on all fronts.
> > Cheers,
> > Pete
> > On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 8:53 PM, Cristiano Giovando <
> > cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org> wrote:
> >> Not sure if this was already shared, but just in case, from our
> >> colleagues at MSF:
> >> http://sm4good.com/2015/11/30/maps-helped-fight-ebola-part-ii/
> >> Full report here:
> >> Plenty of references to HOT, OSM and Missing Maps, and how the data
> >> has been used. Another great example of how maps and your work can
> >> make a difference.
> >> Happy monday!
> >> --
> >> Cristiano Giovando
> >> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> >> cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org
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> > *Pete Masters*
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> Luswata David,
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