[HOT] HOT Mappers at Stanford?

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 23:18:57 UTC 2015

 > If you can't find someone with experience locally then I seem to recall
 > that there have been some training sessions using Google+?

Google Hangouts "Live On Air" is what I have used to do remote training 

It works pretty well. It allows screen sharing so the presenter can work 
on their own machine and present that to the group for demonstration and 
training and then allows a local person to share their screen so the 
remote person can help that person map and when the "hangout" is done it 
automatically uploads the session to youtube after it is over for 
watching later.

You would just need room with a decent projector and have one laptop 
join the Google Hangout and connect that laptop to the projector.

I guess multiple computers could join the google hangout as well if the 
projector wasn't available or even if it was, individuals could work 
with the presentation directly on their screen (bandwidth permitting).

Also, if you don't find a local person via this list, you might consider 
asking on either or both: OSM-Talk or Talk-US lists. You might find 
experienced local OSM mappers near you who have worked on HOT tasks but 
do not subscribe to this HOT list.


The really cool thing is you have local contacts in Bangladesh to let 
whomever does the training know exactly what and how they would like 
their locality mapped by remote mappers.


On 2/1/2015 8:03 PM, john whelan wrote:
> advantage is that you can see the remote area and how its mapped but I
> don't recall the software exactly.  I do know you have to be in the
> software continuously from the beginning or you don't see the updates on
> the screen.
> I think one or two people are on Skype as well.
> Cheerio John
> On 1 February 2015 at 13:52, Stacey Maples <stacemaples at stanford.edu
> <mailto:stacemaples at stanford.edu>> wrote:
>     Are there any experienced HOT mappers in the Stanford University
>     area, who might be willing to meet/help/ do a training for us on a
>     project to map a sub-district in Bangladesh? We've made great
>     contacts in-country, but I think it would be good to build a core of
>     remote mappers, here, too.
>     In F,L&T,
>     Stace Maples
>     Geospatial Manager
>     Stanford Geospatial Center
>     @mapninja
>     staceymaples at G+ <mailto:staceymaples at G+>
>     Skype: stacey.maples
>     Get GeoHelp: https://gis.stanford.edu/
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