[HOT] Suggestion needed: Household level OSM in Bangladesh

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 17:36:34 UTC 2015

Personal view only, there are no standards in OSM so both are acceptable.
HOT has guidelines but they are guidelines and given the mixture of people
mapping there is not the same consistency as you might get from civil
servants mapping to standards.

Is there any reason why you can't add them as points but also process

Cheerio John

On 7 March 2015 at 12:28, Ahasanul Hoque <hoque.ahasan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello dear Mappers,
> Hope you all are doing great. I need a kind suggestion from you guyz.
> Last week I facilitated a OSM training at Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
> (BBS) which is the is the only national Statistical institution responsible
> for collecting, compiling and disseminating statistical data of all the
> sectors of the Bangladesh economy to meet and provide the data-needs of the
> users and other stake holders  like national level planners and other
> agencies of the Govt. Under the auspices of the computer wing of BBS, a
> development project entitled *"Strengthening Capacity of BBS in
> Population and Demographic Data Collection Using GIS"* is being
> implemented. The objective is to prepare digital enumeration area maps for
> conducting various censuses and surveys, aiming to reduce non-sampling
> errors.
> I introduced them with OSM, now they want to do a piloting. In that case
> some issues arise like, *How should the House/building draw: rectangle or
> as a point ? *since, In JOSM based task mapping each households mapping
> is difficult.and during field paper mapping to draw the exact shape is
> difficult. That is why people are suggesting to map the households as point
> not rectangle.
> Would you please suggest me *what should I do in this case from their
> experience (if have) ? It is very important for OSM, if we can make it
> successful then whole Bangladesh will be mapped in future by BBS.*
> Thanks in Advance.
> Ahasan
> .....................................................................................
> Ahasanul Hoque
> *GIS & Data Mgt SpecialistWSP, **The World Bank.*
> MSc in RS and GIS | AIT, Thailand. MSc. in Env. Science| KU, Bangladesh.
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