[HOT] Mapping Logging Roads in the Congo Basin

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 01:21:34 UTC 2015


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Hi, Claire and Jorieke:

As skype can be problematic for Claire, maybe we can talk in hot irc?

Maybe 20:00 UTC today March 31st ( http://is.gd/wriforestry )? Or next
day?

Cheers,

Rafael.

On 29/03/15 23:15, Claire Halleux wrote:
> Hi Rafael and Jorieke,
> 
> Yes indeed and I came back to DRC a few days ago. Skype is still a
> bit complicated on my side but I'm sure we can find a way to plan a
> talk on the subject. After you last mail I had also checked the DRC
> task and realized it had already been completed! I validated a
> first tile but my connection was too slow to be really efficient so
> I did not continue, but it seems that the work has been well done! 
> Thanks a lot for supporting this project that had been in the air
> for quite some time,
> 
> Claire
> 
> Claire Halleux Volunteer and Member of the Board +243 99 256 9980
> (Kinshasa, DRC) Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> 
> http://www.hotosm.org/ 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2014_DRC_Ebola_Response
> 
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 9:37 PM, Jorieke Vyncke 
> <jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com <mailto:jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> 
> 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 
> <mailto: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>
>>> <mailto: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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.xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, aínda podendoo facer,  non os abro.

Atendendo á lexislación vixente, empregue formatos estándares e abertos.

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