[HOT] Question on Nepal helicopter landing sites mapping

Milo van der Linden milo at dogodigi.net
Sun May 3 15:10:43 UTC 2015

I have been mapping "aeroway=helipad" in the following way:

1. In JOSM, I draw a line 30m in diameter.
2. Then I use "Create Circle" and add "aeroway=helipad"
3. If it doesn't fit in the area where I drew the line, I use "Copy" and
delete the circle.
4. I then move accross the map seeking potential spots. Once I see one, I
press "Paste" to see if the 30m diameter circle fits. If it does, I leave
it there or move it slightly to fit. If it doesn't, I delete the circle.
5. I repeat this process across the entire area of the task.
6. I close the task and in the comments I tell how many helipads I have
drawn, how many are in the task and how many "leisure=common" squares are
in there and I ask "Please evaluate".

I would strongly suggest the evaluators to check the tasks with autorities,
checking with experienced pilots or commanders if the spot is a potential
candidate. But this process is out of my hands.

Good luck!

2015-05-03 15:25 GMT+02:00 Michael <ohrosm at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I think we might need some clarification on how to map the helicopter
> landing sites (Projects #1023 and #1026).
> What I did is this:
> - for an official helipad I would create a circle and tag it with
> "aeroway=helipad" - but I have not come across one while mapping.
> - if it is a potential landing site I create a polygon with the actual
> shape of the site and tag it with "leisure=common"
> Recently I have seen other mappers doing thing a bit differently. I have
> seen "leisure=common" mapped as circles, even if the place is not really
> circular. This I where I am not sure what the right approach is. So I would
> appreciate feedback from others.
> On a side note: Looking for a sample helipad yesterday I also found a
> number of clear areas tagged with "aeroway=helipad". To me this tag should
> only be used for marked official helipads. So the data might need some care
> at some point.
> Thanks,
> Michael (user Ohr)
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