[HOT] Need Suggestions: Union Mapping

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Mon Feb 9 20:09:14 UTC 2015

Hi Ahasan,
We will be pleased to support you for this action.
I would suggest that you first organize a remote mapping session with your local experienced mappers, trace the map in detail (roads + buildings) and add as much infos as you can. This will greatly facilitate the field work later. There is good Bing and Mapbox imagery available. This should facilitate tracing buildings an roads.

Infos such as street, locality, neighbourhood names and important infrastructures such as hospitals, etc. will help later people to locate them when doing the field work.  

We often prefer to use the JOSM editor since it is possible to work even in the context of bad internet connection. There is also a building plugin that facilitate tracing the buildings.
In the preparation of the Field work, it would help that you test your field work methodology, including adding the information to OSM later. While some people are mapping some areas, you could alternate and do some field work collection to test your methodology both using phones and paper. Since you only have 3 phones and 1 gps, it will be important to also use FieldPapers.  Phones and gps could be used to trace streets and compare with the map made from aerial imagery. There are also questionnaires available that help document the infrastructures.1. Phone Android applications such as OsmAnd with an offline map do not require access to internet   (If it was possible to have more phones it would help I think)
2. FieldPaper printouts where people can take notes.


      De : Ahasanul Hoque <hoque.ahasan at gmail.com>
 À : Jorieke Vyncke <jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com>; Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com>; "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
 Envoyé le : Lundi 9 février 2015 13h51
 Objet : [HOT] Need Suggestions: Union Mapping

Dear Jorieke/ Pete and all,Hope you are fine. I would like to inform you that we (WSP-World Bank) collaboration with CARE Bangladesh has intended to  map (house hold level) an union of Nilphamari District named Botlagari starting from end of this month. Though in the OSM data this remote area almost blank. Do you have any suggestion what might help me to finish this union in a easiest way ?. FYI, this union have almos 9000 households. We will have 16 trained local mappers and we have 3 androids and 1 GPS. Looking for your urgent suggestions:

Please see the union in below umap link:  https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/map/botlagari-union-of-sayedpur-upazila-of-nilphamari-_28405#13/25.8052/88.8945
Thanks and Regards
Ahasanul Hoque
GIS & Environmental Data Mgt Specialist
WSP, The World Bank.Contact: hoque.ahasan at gmail.comahasan_17 at yahoo.com | Web: ahasanulhoque.com
Skype: ahasan4u | Linkedin: http://tinyurl.com/njg3xsp 

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