[HOT] Mapping Logging Roads in the Congo Basin

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 20:37:46 UTC 2015


Hey Rafael,

Maybe, we should just do a skype on this.
Will be easier to talk!

Best, Jorieke


2015-03-26 14:17 GMT, Rafael Avila Coya <ravilacoya at gmail.com>:
> Hi, Jorieke:
>
> I started the import discussion sending emails to the DRC, CAR and
> Cameroon lists, but unfortunately I didn't received any answer.
>
> I did received an interesting email from yours about this last 10th Feb,
> telling about the CAR WRI import [1] and about the Cameroon community
> and state of the map for that country.
>
> For the CAR WRI: I used that import data to help extensively in mapping
> roads all over the country while importing UNICEF data, although I
> didn't actually work in any task. I was very focused on the UNICEF data
> and would have to contact Séverin prior to work with that WRI import, so
> I left it until the 3 TM UNICEF projects were finished.
>
> In any case, this WRI data import is focused only in forest tracks, not
> roads in general. Therefore, it covers only the South West of Centrafrique.
>
> In any case, I will be happy to volunteer on that old WRI import if
> needed, but bear in mind that there is a new and very interesting job
> for road mapping/checking for CAR opened recently by Séverin [2], based
> on public domain data from Groads (there is another one for Mali too [3]).
>
> As for the Congo's communities: I would love to contact them, and
> collaborate/contribute in any way I can. I didn't know about the Rep. of
> Congo community, but I did receive an email from Claire on 26th Feb from
> Iraq, telling she would be back to DRC in a month or so and suggesting
> to talk about this when she is back.
>
> For Cameroon the data is quite big (around 8,500 ways), so I was
> thinking on splitting the import in 3, in order not to overload the data
> server. If you are willing, you may check the data [4] and we can decide
> how to better set the jobs.
>
> Please, tell me in what ways I can be of any help.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Rafael.
>
> [1] http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/219
> [2] http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/783
> [3] http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/813
> [4]
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/ys58zv40yfr0um3/CMR_Forestry_roadsFINAL.osm?dl=0
>
> On 25/03/15 22:47, Jorieke Vyncke wrote:
>> Hi James,
>>
>> Thanks a lot for the initiative!
>>
>> For the two Congo's it might be usefull to still try to reach out a
>> little more to the local communities. Because I know in both countries,
>> we have OSM enthusiasts.
>>
>> By the way, are we talking about the same
>> data? http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Central_Africa_Import
>> Then you should also have a look on the Task we created for
>> CAR: http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/219
>> It is partially done.
>>
>> Happy mapping!
>>
>> Jorieke
>>
>>
>>
>> 2015-03-25 16:08 GMT+00:00 James Conkling <james.lane.conkling at gmail.com
>> <mailto:james.lane.conkling at gmail.com>>:
>>
>>     Hi all,
>>
>>
>>     I’m pleased to announce the launch of a long-term initiative to
>>     upload logging road data from across the Congo Basin.  We currently
>>     have three TM projects running:
>>
>>
>>       *
>>
>>         Democratic Republic of the Congo:
>>         http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/920
>>
>>       *
>>
>>         Central African Republic: http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/956
>>
>>       *
>>
>>         Congo Brazzaville: http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/957
>>
>>
>>     Over the coming weeks, we will be launching new TM projects for
>>
>>
>>       *
>>
>>         Gabon
>>
>>       *
>>
>>         Equatorial Guinea
>>
>>       *
>>
>>         Cameroon
>>
>>
>>     This is a joint initiative between the World Resource Institute and
>>     Moabi--with considerable help from the HOT and OSM communities.  We
>>     are validating and uploading to OSM thousands of kilometers of
>>     tracks.  At a later point, we hope to compare these roads to
>>     high-res satellite imagery mosaics from the year 2000 to 2014 so
>>     that we can gain a better understanding of when roads were first
>>     cleared and if they have since been abandoned.  Currently, however,
>>     we are working to conflate all data with what already exists in OSM.
>>
>>
>>     If you are interested, please join us with the upload on any of the
>>     above TM projects, which include links to the project wikis.  If you
>>     do contribute, please create a separate specific import account for
>>     the upload (if you don’t have one yet), and follow the detailed
>>     instructions in the workflow wiki.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     If you have any questions, please reply to this thread or reach out
>>     to me directly.
>>
>>
>>     Find the initial call for comments announcement on the HOT listserv
>>     here:
>>
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/hot/2015-February/007307.html,
>>     and the announcement on the imports listserv here:
>>
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/imports/2015-February/003663.html
>>
>>
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