[HOT] West African HOT Mapping Tips
mikel.maron at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 12:12:50 UTC 2015
Tangentially, some of us have been working a system to make it easy to publish guides. Still in process, and no instructions. But I think this could be a great place to host Blake's guidelines on West Africa, as well as tips on huts.
-Mikel * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
On Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:36 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
Could the link https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Bgirardot/West_African_HOT_Mapping_Tips be added to the instructions of all HOT West African projects?
I wasn't aware of it before the post on Surface mines characteristics and it clarified a couple of things for me. It's certainly useful when validating to have a reference to point enthusiastic mappers to.
If possible could an image showing two or three small settlements of say three or four huts joined together with what I would normally think of as footpaths to show how these should be mapped and the connecting highways tagged. I've noticed some variation between the mappers when validating.
Could we also have a guideline on huts? I've seen them mapped as a single point and as a circle. In JOSM its very quick to copy and paste a hut but that does mean slight variations in size are not mapped correctly.
The other issue would be isolated buildings, I tend to map the building rather than tag it landuse=residential again a guideline would be useful.
Rather than overwhelm the mapper with the idea that everything guidelined needs to be mapped I suggest somewhere it says perhaps in the instructions "For this project please map the roads and settlements according to the guidelines here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Bgirardot/West_African_HOT_Mapping_Tips"
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