[HOT] some issues about the HOT task manager

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Tue Jun 9 16:13:01 UTC 2015

Hi Oliver
If you look at the Task Manager issues on Github, these various problems (ie polygon and comments) have been reported.https://github.com/hotosm/osm-tasking-manager2/issues/

We have to work with these limits when we prepare a new task. If I use a polygon to define a new Job, I myself look at the squares once I published it. I usually indicate as completed the squares that are outside of the Imagery available.
But for Nepal TM#1043, even if part of the box is outside the District, it does not create any problem to map if the Bing imagery is available. For this reason, we provide no instruction and let the contributors map it.

      De : Oliver Richters <oliver.richters at uni-oldenburg.de>
 À : hot at openstreetmap.org 
 Envoyé le : Mardi 9 juin 2015 2h12
 Objet : [HOT] some issues about the HOT task manager
Dear HOT activists,

I have a question and a comment concerning the task manager:

In the case of the Nepal mapping, the relevant area for a task is
usually following administrative boundaries. Due to the process of
setting the squares, the square at the borders usually contain lots of
space from outside the task area. Should mappers map the square or only
the marked area (blue)?

Sometimes, because of splitting, it may happen that squares lie
completely outside the area of the task. Map it or not?

I don't care what policy you prefer, but it would be great to know!

Second, one comment:
It would be a big improvement if the comments and edit history did not
vanish after splitting a task. If you receive a comment per private
message and the task has been deleted although it was just split up,
it's nearly impossible to find it.
If you split a task, the new parts should inherit the data generated
before and the old task should stay and link to the 4 new ones. Would
help a lot...

Taken the two things jointly: if you split a task and one of the squares
lies outside the boundary and should not be mapped therefore, it should
vanish at best.

Thanks for all your work,
Kind regards,


Theoretische Physik / Komplexe Systeme, ICBM
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Tel: 0441 - 798-3505

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