[HOT] Question on Nepal helicopter landing sites mapping

Tom Taylor tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com
Sun May 3 17:40:47 UTC 2015

I got that reversed. It was S Volk's approach I support.

Tom Taylor

On 03/05/2015 1:10 PM, Tom Taylor wrote:
> I would go with Milo's approach. Leave "aeroway=helipad" for the
> official sites.
> Tom Taylor
> TomT5454
> On 03/05/2015 11:53 AM, Michael Krämer wrote:
>> Hi Milo and Sérgio,
>> thank you both very much for your feedback. I think you gave perfect
>> examples of the two different approaches that I
>> came across:
>> Am 03.05.2015 um 17:35 schrieb S Volk:
>>> For the other "possible" landing areas as said in instructions, in
>>> hilly areas I try to find the higher and larger, clear but not too
>>> far from village. Also with some support of helicopters websites as
>>> quoted, Helicopters like Chinook may need wider area, but smaller
>>> helipoters can land on smaller areas. It depends on conditions that
>>> we can't decide from satellite.
>> Am 03.05.2015 um 17:10 schrieb Milo van der Linden:
>>> 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.
>> So one approach is to have "leisure=common" areas adjusted to the local
>> situation. The other approach is to have circles tagged with
>> "aeroway=helipad".
>> Since the two approaches are pretty different I really would like to
>> know which one is the preferred one. Once this is sorted out we probably
>> shoud align the mapping & tagging for easier extraction and processing.
>> Thanks,
>> Michael
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