[HOT] Suggestion needed: Household level OSM in Bangladesh

Kate Chapman kate.chapman at hotosm.org
Sun Mar 8 01:56:41 UTC 2015

Hi Ahasan,

Mapping the buildings as points is not problem. Often I think we are
mapping the building outlines because it looks more visually appealing on a
map than anything else.



On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 9:28 AM, Ahasanul Hoque <hoque.ahasan at gmail.com>

> 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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