[HOT] Mapping South Kivu - micro tasking and the TM

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 17 08:39:09 UTC 2015

Hi all, an update on the pybossa task developed by Benni at Disaster
Mappers (Heidelberg University)...
Your feedback was really helpful and Benni has taken it and created a v2 [1
However, he is now at the limit of his coding capability and is looking for
collaborators or someone who can finish it off. It's nearly there and he
has explained the challenges he couldn't quite meet on the original
feedback doc [2

I have written this up in an OSM diary entry, too [3
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/pedrito1414/diary/35401>]. If anyone
fancies helping out, please let me know and I'll put you in touch with

Cheers all!


[1] http://crowdmap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/app/missing_maps_follow_up/
[3] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/pedrito1414/diary/35401

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 10:19 AM, Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com>

> Hi all, I have some stuff to share and a request for some feedback.
> Missing Maps has taken on the mapping of the province of South Kivu in
> DRCongo. This will be our first attempt at such a large AOI.
> As part of many things we need to do to achieve this, we have been working
> on some intelligent tasking processes, which are being documented on the
> wiki [1 <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_South_Kivu_tasking>].
> Leading on all this are the DisasterMappers from Heidelberg University and
> they have developed the microtasking process we used to analyse satellite
> coverage of the area and have made a similar crowdsourcing task for
> identifying where roads and settlements are (to save mappers spending hours
> scrolling through jungle).
> The imagery analysis was very successful, but the second task is trickier
> and it is important we get it as effective as possible before promoting it
> widely. I wondered whether some of you would have time to test the tool and
> feed back, so we can optimise it.
> It's all linked from the wiki page anyway, but the tool is here [2
> <http://crowdmap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/app/missing_maps_follow_up/>] and
> the feedback document is here [3
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rDCCm-kYksWclg8A9jhVlIn2xcTV6Yz5rndrpYjo0dg/edit?usp=sharing>
> ].
> If you have any questions or comments about any of this, including the
> wider Map South Kivu project, I'd love to hear them.
> Thanks,
> Pete
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_South_Kivu_tasking
> [2] http://crowdmap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/app/missing_maps_follow_up/
> [3]
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rDCCm-kYksWclg8A9jhVlIn2xcTV6Yz5rndrpYjo0dg/edit?usp=sharing
> --
> *Pete Masters*
> Missing Maps Project Coordinator
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+44 7921 781 518

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