[HOT] Suggestion needed: Household level OSM in Bangladesh

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 23:15:38 UTC 2015

In Canada a lot of addresses have been imported from CANVEC, generally the
corner house is numbered with the street name and a way that renders in a
dotted line joins the numbered houses.  Certainly in Ottawa.  In OSMAND you
can search for a street then it will give you a list of numbers that have
been mapped and you can select the nearest one.  This maybe a solution that
could be adapted.

Cheerio John

On 7 March 2015 at 20:56, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Best,
> -Kate
> On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 9:28 AM, 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.
>> *Diploma in Disaster Mgt & Humanitarian Response* |
>> Uni of Hawai-USA, UNU, Keio& Okayama - Japan; AIT-Thailand*.*
>> *Contact: *hoque.ahasan at gmail.com; ahasan_17 at yahoo.com
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