[HOT] Mapping Logging Roads in the Congo Basin

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 14:24:39 UTC 2015


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Hi all:

Ok. Let's meet on hot irc tomorrow March 31st at 20:00 UTC. Everyone
is welcome, of course!

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=WRI+Forestry+Tracks+IRC&iso=20150331T20&p1=4&ah=1

Cheers,

Rafael.

On 31/03/15 13:58, Jorieke Vyncke wrote:
> Hi Rafael, Claire, Severin,
> 
> IRC is a good idea. It will also be working better for me than
> Skype. And tomorrow 20:00 UTC is fine.
> 
> By the way, if you are interested, feel free to join!
> 
> Best greetings,
> 
> Jorieke
> 
> 2015-03-31 11:07 GMT+00:00 Claire Halleux
> <claire.halleux at hotosm.org <mailto:claire.halleux at hotosm.org>>:
> 
> 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 <mailto: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 <mailto:ravilacoya at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
> 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
>> <tel:%2B243%2099%20256%209980> (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> <mailto: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> <mailto: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>>
>>>> <mailto: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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