[HOT] Work begins on Mapping Africa's Protected Areas
danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 20:47:19 UTC 2015
Yes please :) - even if you've already digitised a GPS trace, it's
useful for us to have GPS traces in the database to help with
2015-01-14 20:25 GMT+00:00 Bouke Pieter Ottow <boukepieter at gmail.com>:
> Hi John, Blake and list,
> I have somewhere on my computer still some traces of my visit to Masai Mara
> (Kenya) and Nyungwe Forest (Rwanda). Would this be interesting to use?
> Although I already digitized the last one mentioned.
> Bouke Pieter
> On Wed Jan 14 2015 at 6:50:25 PM Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Congrats on kicking off the Projects!
>> Do you or anyone on the list have any idea how we can get in contact
>> with "adventure tourism" or "eco tourism" people (consumers or vendors)?
>> Companies that offer eco or adventure tourism rely on these areas
>> staying protected so they have an incentive to help us with on the
>> ground with gps traces or gps cooridinates for PoI's.
>> Not to mention they would get credit as the source for helping collect
>> this data in OSM.
>> And the same thing for consumers who go on eco/adventure tourism, they
>> have an incentive help keep these areas protected and would probably
>> love to help contribute to these projects in some way and have on the
>> ground experience.
>> How can we get our message out to these places and people?
>> Websites? Facebook groups? Travel industry trade organizations?
>> If people can identify people/places/organizations I am glad to start
>> spreading the word, but my limited tries so far have not realized any
>> Or are you already working with companies or groups?
>> On 1/14/2015 5:48 PM, John White wrote:
>> > Hi All
>> > I am please to announce that work has begun on Mapping Africa's
>> > Protected Areas. The first two National Parks selected for mapping
>> > are Serengeti National Park (Task 834
>> > <http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/834>) and Niokolo-Koba National Park
>> > (Task 721 <http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/721>).
>> > As many of you are aware, Africa's National Parks, Nature Reserves and
>> > Game Reserves are an important and sustainable sources of foreign
>> > currency, jobs and upliftment in many countries on the African
>> > continent. Your assistance in mapping protected areas will help support
>> > tourism activity and therefore the surrounding communities.
>> > For more information on the list of reserves to be mapped, please visit:
>> > Our WikiProject
>> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_African_National_Parks_and_Reserves>
>> > Our Facebook Page <https://www.facebook.com/mappingprotectedareas>
>> > Regards
>> > John White
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