[HOT] Task manager description/instructions #591

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 14:41:21 UTC 2015

Just a comment on what is required,

If its HOT then I assume there is normally some urgency and that implies a
time frame.  We don't have unlimited resources, they might be free but
knowledgeable mappers are not unlimited.

How can we make the best use of what we have?  I wonder if some sort of
work flow might be better.  Pass 1, do the major roads and towns / larger
villages, Pass 2 rivers, pass 3 tracks, pass 4 forests etc.  Perhaps rivers
should come first?  Certify the mappers, self certification would be fine
but a small training course this is how to map a road, this is how to map a
village, this is how to map a river, this is how to map a building (JOSM
building tool?).

At the moment we seem to have a number of different people going over the
same ground mapping the same things which to me is a waste of resources and
no real agreement as to when a tile is complete, ie no service level
agreement.  I've even seen a building mapped over a building.

Cheerio John

Cheerio John

On 2 January 2015 at 09:14, Laura Green <lollymay at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hoping this is the right forum for this question and comment: I'm trying
> to contribute to "#591 South Sudan Crisis, Cholera outbreak in Juba,
> mapping with WorldView-2 imagery". I'm not sure I understand the
> instructions, especially regarding the imagery.
> Might someone be able to clarify the instructions shown on the HOT page
> please?
> I *think* it means (for JOSM users, not sure if it applies to ID):
> 1) please map roads, streets, buildings, walls, water streams and canals.
> 2) disregard the automatic imagery that downloads when you contribute,
> download Bing imagery instead.
> 3) Bing imagery is now aligned correctly (as of date xxx), so please
> realign or redraw vector data to match the Bing imagery.
> ...but I may be misinterpreting the description/instructions.
> I’d like to comment generally about the hot task manager
> descriptions/instructions:
> Unless indicated as "Expert only" at the very beginning of an activation
> page, I'm assuming all activations are for the general public to contribute
> to? The "whys and wherefores" and technical information I feel are often
> getting in the way of plain and simple  guidance as to what is required, so
> people can just get on with it, and not have to hunt for the pertinent
> information.  Plainly worded bullet points would be ideal. Any "nice to
> know" information could be provided below this.
> Laura Green
> osm: LollyMay
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