[HOT] Mapping in Dhaka, Bangladesh!

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 02:15:46 UTC 2015

On 1/13/2015 2:57 AM, john whelan wrote:

 > There seems to be an alignment problem, the Bing imagery doesn't exactly
 > match the Next View imagery.

Jorieke might have a different opinion and his is the authority :) but 
it looks to me like the new nextview imagery is better aligned than 
bing. I would use it as the main georeference. In addition most things 
will be mapped with Nextview so might as well keep them all consistent.

How did I come to the NextView is better aligned conclusion?

visit this spot in JOSM:


And load the bing, nextview and "OpenStreetMap GPS Traces" (JOSM Imagery 
Preferences again, select up top, use the arrow in the middle to move it 
to the bottom list)

It is a divided street, you will see Bing has traces going off the side 
of the road and down the middle of the trees on the divider, the 
nextview imagery has the traces nicely on each side of the divider on 
the streets.

Hence, to me it looks like the nextview is better aligned.

Again, Jorieke would be the authority.

Hope that helps.


> Cheerio John
> On 12 January 2015 at 18:10, Jorieke Vyncke <jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
> <mailto:jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi HOT mappers!
>     Next week HOT will start mapping "in the field" again! Under the
>     umbrella of the Missing Maps Project we will map some neighbourhoods
>     of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
>     We have mobilized the local Bangladeshi OSM community and they are
>     ready to collect local points of interest, names, ... Pete Masters
>     (as coordinator of the Missing Maps Project) and I are going to
>     support the local OSM-ers.
>     The local community is mapping already, but the help of the
>     worldwide mapping community is welcome to help to prepare the field
>     survey. Last week there was a mapping party in London, and they did
>     a great job, but there is still more work to be done...
>     It would be great to have a (rough) basemap of Hazaribagh
>     <https://www.google.be/search?q=Hazaribagh&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=41G0VMitMNLraNy5gJgB&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1242&bih=585#tbm=isch&q=Hazaribagh+dhaka>and
>     Kamrangirchar
>     <https://www.google.be/search?q=Hazaribagh&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=41G0VMitMNLraNy5gJgB&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1242&bih=585#tbm=isch&q=Kamrangirchar+dhaka> by
>     next saturday. The areas are two very vulnerable neigbourhoods in
>     Dhaka where a lot of ngos are active.
>     So for this we count on your joint forces!
>     Mapping tasks:
>     - http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/838
>     - http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/831
>     Validation task:
>     - http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/833
>     But watch out, these are not easy tasks, because the areas are so
>     crowded. I made a small presentation on how you best can map the
>     areas. You can find it back in the instructions of each task.
>     Looking foreward to see the tasks moving :-)
>     Best greetings!
>     Jorieke
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