[HOT] H2OpenMap

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 20:44:02 UTC 2015

This is personal view, from the existing mapping I've been doing the first
question I would ask is what is the data quality like for the data you wish
to import.  A lot of what I've seen is poor quality.  Does the area you're
interested in have decent satellite imagery?  See if you can find it on the
OSM map first,that should give you the coordinates.

After that it might be more useful if you have contacts on the ground to
get them to tag the hospitals etc. on the existing OSM map. OSMAND on a
smart phone works well but you will need an internet connection to upload
the new tags, the tagging can be done off line.  Walking papers are often
used as they are a lower cost solution.

Cheerio John

On 22 February 2015 at 14:34, Francesco Giunta <giunta.francesco at gmail.com>

> Hi everyone, I'm Francesco, a volunteer of a small NGO based in Italy that
> work in west Africa (www.rasmataonlus.org).
> In 2015 our goal is to make an OSM based map of water wells in the region
> of our project and after that, drill one water well.
> I would like to do:
>    - search Open Data useful in web (Existing water wells, healt
>    structures, schools, ...) from different sources as institutional web sites
>    NGO web sites etc.
>    - put those data in OSM
>    - generate a leaflet map of this selected Data and make some useful
>    visualization
>    - make a ground mapping campaign of our project region following
>    OSM/HOT taxonomy
>    - correct and improver the map of the area object of the project
>    - share work flow method hoping some other NGO will do it in another
>    area and others after... until having a useful map of water wells (and
>    other useful markers as hospitals, etc.)
> I'm not geographer and my computer/coding skill is very very elementary. I
> think is a good idea to share my project with HOT community and any info it
> will be a great help.
> Thank you for your time, Francesco
> Francesco Giunta
> giunta.francesco at gmail.com
> www.francescogiunta.com
> www.rasmataonlus.org
> skype: giunta.francesco
> cell: +39 339 3793 821
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