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

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 10 09:19:38 UTC 2015

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

If you have any questions or comments about any of this, including the
wider Map South Kivu project, I'd love to hear them.



[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_South_Kivu_tasking
[2] http://crowdmap.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/app/missing_maps_follow_up/
*Pete Masters*
Missing Maps Project Coordinator
+44 7921 781 518

missingmaps.org <http://www.missingmaps.org/>

*@pedrito1414* <https://twitter.com/TheMissingMaps>
*@theMissingMaps* <https://twitter.com/TheMissingMaps>
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