[HOT] Questions regarding Missing Maps Mapping Party in the Netherlands

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 19:20:02 UTC 2015

Hello Willy,

Just some of my thoughts:

In Antwerp we used JOSM because we had loads of time. It takes maybe a
little longer to install JOSM, but teaching and learning how to map is on
the same level. You only have more mapping possibilities with JOSM... On
the installation, when everybody is arriving at the mapathon and setting up
his computer, you can let the participants already install JOSM and make
them create a login before the 'real training' starts.

If you are not sure about the stability of the internet connection it might
also be better to use JOSM, because for ID you need all the time a stable
internet connection.

Further; are people bringing their own laptops or not? If you are planning
to work on fixed computers it might be better to work with ID, because in a
lot of universities, companies, etc. there are restrictions in installing
JOSM or other software on their computers. So if you plan to work with JOSM
on fixed computers it might be good check and to install JOSM already on
every computer of the room. If you plan to work with ID, you shouldn't have
any problems.

But one of the main important things is: what is your favourite mapping
editor? Because this editor you probably can explain the best. Besides you,
as teacher, you also need some 'helpers' who can stand behind the mappers
who are trying to follow what you are explaining. In my opinion it's the
best to have at least 1 person behind 6 or 7 participants, to guide them in
the mapping. So these people also need to master ID or JOSM.

Please inform me about what you decided, so we can share some more advice
with you

And for the validation, I absolutely follow Dan. :-)

Groetjes, Jorieke

2015-02-04 9:30 GMT+01:00 Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I'd recommend using iD for beginners - and actually, I'd recommend
> using iD if this is your first time organising a mapping party,
> because if you use JOSM you will be submerged in annoying problems
> installing JOSM on people's computers and that's no fun! It can be
> done but it helps to have more experience.
> For validating, I'd say any mapper who can use JOSM and has been
> involved in a couple of HOT tasks in the past. It's definitely a good
> idea of yours to validate as soon as possible, and get feedback
> straight back to the people you're working with.
> Have fun!
> Best
> Dan
> 2015-02-04 7:59 GMT+00:00 Willy Bakker <friesewoudloper at gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In the Netherlands we are organizing a Missing Maps Mapping Party the
> 14th
> > of february.
> > I'd really like your feedback on two questions we have:
> >
> > Firstly, which editor would you recommend for beginners? In Berlin during
> > the Open Knowledge Festival I attended a HOT workshop where the iD editor
> > was used; at the mapping party in Antwerp in december they used JOSM.
> Which
> > one is the best for beginners?
> >
> > Secondly, we think it is important that tasks that are done are
> validated as
> > soon as possible. Because of that we would like to 'appoint' an
> experienced
> > mapper at the mapping party to validate the done tasks. But what are the
> > requirements for this person? Can any experienced mapper validate tasks?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Willy Bakker
> >
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