[HOT] Mapping Logging Roads in the Congo Basin

Claire Halleux claire.halleux at hotosm.org
Tue Mar 31 11:07:13 UTC 2015


Hi Rafael, Jorieke and Sev,

Actually skype texting works well (the problem stands on the voice side)
but IRC and Mumble do offer a good working combination.
However I won't be available tonight, so what about tomorrow evening 20:00
UTC?

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 Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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