[HOT] Mayendit task

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Fri Mar 6 16:52:56 UTC 2015

Hi Pete
Yes, the contributors are prompt to respond to MSF and other humanitarian organizations operational projects. And be sure that such feedback about these projects is most appreciated by the HOT contributors. 

Let me make some disgression suggesting more intensive collaboration.

We are a techy organization and the big contributors appreciate the capacity to move forward and work more closely with the field teams, to explore workflows to better interact. Feedback is a must to keep the incentive to participate.  Even in the context of urgent projects, if the teams take the time to give minimal feedback, I am convince that this will assure a good progress of the Task Manager jobs.
The article about Ebola refered by Russell this week, presented some criticism about the Ebola basemap quality relying it to the  Crowdsource mapping or import of Settlement place names with duplicates.  This shows misunderstanding about how we can collectively, the OSM community and the international organizations deployed in the field, build a coherent map.
Crowdsourcing the digitalization of aerial imagery or data imports, this is only one step in building an exhaustive map that can support humanitarian operations. To complete the map, the volunteers from abroad need more interaction with the field team GIS specialists.  After mostly a year contributing for the Ebola activation and with all the GIS specialists in the field working for Ebola, we still see how it is difficult to go further then Crowdsource remote mapping and as a Global humanitarian community integrate the field data collection in a more coherent information system,  to share with others.

Working on smaller projects like this one, this could be often an opportunity to progress and find ways to better interact.


      De : Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com>
 À : "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
 Envoyé le : Vendredi 6 mars 2015 10h43
 Objet : [HOT] Mayendit task
Hi all, I planned to write an email this afternoon to ask for your help with the Mayendit task (http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/923). The MSF team need the data fairly urgently.
However, when I just went to look, I saw it was already at 28%! This is amazing....
So, instead I will just say, keep up the good work. The team needs the data by mid next week, but I think that looks very likely to happen.
If anyone has time to do a bit of validation, that would also be super cool.
(I try not to post to this list too much about Missing Maps tasks as you are all already involved in so many worthy projects. This is an exception because of the task's urgent nature...)
Thanks again!

Pete Masters
Missing Maps Project Coordinator
+44 7921 781 518


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