[HOT] LearnOSM Glossary

althio althio.forum at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 09:56:49 UTC 2015


I think we need an entry for:

remote mapping aka. armchair mapping aka. heads-up digitising /
vectorisation & combination

On 25 July 2015 at 00:51, Nick Allen <nick.allen.54 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Personally I'd prefer a single glossary within LearnOSM [1] which is
> available in many languages. If you don't know what a term or acronym means,
> you won't know where to search for it, hence my preference for a single
> glossary. LearnOSM is linked from a number of sources which are HOT related
> and is expected to provide the answers for those who wish to donate their
> time and expertise through HOT.
>
> For instance visit the Tasking Manager [2] now and you will find 5 of the
> first 6 tasks refer to 'IDP Informal camps'. You will not find an
> explanation of 'IDP'  within many other glossaries. Perhaps a search of the
> TM for other terms that should be included?
>
> The search engine of LearnOSM only searches for the title of a module or
> guide, so it will not find words within the module or guide itself. It would
> make sense to have all of the entries listed in alphabetic order to make
> finding the terms easier, although you can also use the 'Ctrl+f' function to
> search most documents. For most subjects within the glossary I believe it
> would be sensible to provide a short explanation, but then link to another
> site that has a fuller explanation for those who wish to explore further.
>
> Many people have helped to provide translations for LearnOSM and hopefully
> they will continue to support HOT by continuing with their production of
> translations. We've just started using Transifex [3] for our translations,
> which should make the process simpler. We're more likely to be able to
> provide more translations for a glossary on LearnOSM than an entry somewhere
> else is able to provide.
>
> [1] http://learnosm.org/
> [2] http://tasks.hotosm.org/
> [3] https://www.transifex.com
>
> Regards
>
> Nick
>
> On 24/07/15 17:28, althio wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I am not sure how to handle the glossary mixture of:
> - basic OSM terms
> - basic HOT terms
> - advanced HOT/Activation terms
>
> I mean the growing glossary page could become overwhelming for a beginner.
>
> What do you think?
> All glossay in one continuous page? One page, sections by topics?
> Differents pages, one glossary by section
> (beginner/JOSM/remote/Activation...)?
>
>
>
> Back to the content, a few proposals:
> - We could read through the content of LearnOSM to flag terms that
> need to be included in the glossary (best done by newcomers!)
> - We could take a pick in the OSM wiki glossary and see if any of
> those terms is used in LearnOSM
> [OSM wiki glossary] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Glossary
>
>
> Best
>
> althio
>
> On 13 July 2015 at 22:51, Yachtsman Dev <yachtsman.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> My name is Anwaario and I am one of the LearnOSM Interns this summer.
>
> I have been tasked with improving  the LearnOSM glossary .
>
> Help us make the LearnOSM glossary more informative by forwarding  your
> vocabulary suggestions.
>
> This is an ongoing project and new terms will be added and live as soon as
> they are approved by my mentors.
>
> All replies should be sent directly to both me and the list.
>
>
> Respectfully,
>
>
>
> Anwaario
>
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