[HOT] Mapping Logging Roads in the Congo Basin

Severin Menard severin.menard at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 10:47:10 UTC 2015


Hi,

Would be happy to join the discussion (Mumble or IRC).

Sincerely,

Severin

On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 1:21 AM, Rafael Avila Coya <ravilacoya at gmail.com>
wrote:

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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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