[HOT] Adding non-emergency Mongolia tasks to Tasking Manager

Russell Deffner russell.deffner at hotosm.org
Thu Jun 4 18:25:19 UTC 2015

Hello Nick (and just for disclosure – we have been talking directly about collaboration with what HOT is doing in Mongolia),


I just wanted to say again that it’s great to see other organizations supporting the growth of the OSM community locally in Ulaanbaatar.  When Severin and I went there in 2013 we looked hard for any existing OpenStreetMap contributors so we could potentially meet them, and we did find a few; but I think only one ever made it to any of the HOT mapathons.  Anyone who is interested in the history (and current updates) of our project, please visit: http://hotosm.org/projects/mongolia_mapping_ulaanbaatar 


I am not sure how closely our interns or any local Mongolians follow this mailing list, the best way to reach their local community is via this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OSM.Mongolia/ or their OSM mailing list: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-mn 


It would be great if you could also add some information about the Asia Foundation on the Mongolia OSM wiki-page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Mongolia 


We’ll chat more ‘offline’ as well, if nothing else I’m sure some of the HOT interns would be interested to attend your event.


Thank You!



Russell Deffner

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From: Nicholas Doiron [mailto:nickd at codeforamerica.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2015 11:03 AM
To: hot at openstreetmap.org
Subject: [HOT] Adding non-emergency Mongolia tasks to Tasking Manager


Hi HOT mappers:


I'm working with the Asia Foundation on an OSM training and mapathon for Mongolia on June 20-21.  You can peek at our Facebook event at https://facebook.com/mapforub  and read more about the project goals at http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2014/10/15/accurately-mapping-mongolias-sprawling-capital-with-satellite-imagery/ 

We have seven small task areas with high-res drone imagery, and we're focusing on local contributors; no remote volunteers at this time. I'm looking for help to create a task hosted on an existing Tasking Manager server, rather than us setting up our own server just for the event.  Please let me know if you can help with this.


Also, if anyone has advice for mapping events, it would be great to hear from you. Please e-mail me off-list, or meet me at State of the Map this weekend.



Nick Doiron

Sr. Apps Developer

The Asia Foundation

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