[HOT] Nepal: Hospital import gone wrong?

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Mon May 4 03:24:11 UTC 2015

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Hi all:

Megha (MeghaShrestha), the user that imported these data, has answered
me through the OSM messaging. She works with the KLL and she tells me:
"we are trying to create papers for the relief workers. The problem
being there are enough details like roads, buildings, rivers but no
POIs in many areas. It is difficult for the relief workers to locate
themselves on the map. Importing the health facilities data was an
attempt so that they can at least find some POIs they can look for
while locating themselves on the map. The data I imported was from
https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset/nepal-health-facilities-cod. The
licence says we can use the data for non commercial purpose and we
need to credit the source. I hope these information are helpful and
you can help us out."

With this info, I can see that the data is the one we were discussing
a few days ago, although that data set contained almost 9,000 nodes,
whereas the one of Megha had around 4,660.

I recall the main problem: geolocation was very poor (most of nodes in
well out of any settlements). The other problem I see is the license:
it's for non-commercial use, and that makes it incompatible with the
OSM license.

I really feel to give a no in such circumstances as these, and that's
why I ask for more input from other people with experience on this,
just in case there is any possibility of including the data into OSM,
and if not what other options we would have to make good use of these
data set, if any.



On 03/05/15 18:14, Kretzer wrote:
> When looking at the Gorkha area in #1024 I noticed several nodes
> tagged as "Hospital" with a lot of information, quoting UNOCHA as
> source, but obviously in the wrong place, because there is nothing
> nearby. Like here:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit#map=19/28.00839/84.62397 Looks
> like a mass import that somehow went wrong ... shame, because
> hospitals are important!
> By the way, I am somewhat confused as to what is that called a
> "task" now? Is it a single tile (with a #) or is it the whole
> project?
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