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

Doris Hernandez dhernandez at dhinfrastructure.com
Wed Jun 10 12:10:33 UTC 2015


My name is Doris Hernandez and I am writing to  inquire about possible map
sources for a current project in Bangladesh. My company, DHInfrastructure,
is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that advises on financial, economic
and regulatory aspects of energy tariffs and regulation.  We are currently
working on evaluating the potential for solar PVs on rooftops in the city
of Dhaka, Bangladesh. One of the initial steps in this research is finding
a mapping source that allows us to distinguish what building rooftops
are suitable for solar panels (so, excluding slums, buildings that
are experience shade during the day, etc.).

Is there any source on OpenStreetMap that you might point me to to  find a
map that may be in line with this solar PV on rooftops project? For
example, are there any maps that distinguish by levels of surface? or by
building heights?

I truly appreciate your help, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 5:19 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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