[HOT] [info-hotosm] Reference Project #1030 Nepal Earthquake

althio althio.forum at gmail.com
Thu May 7 09:13:00 UTC 2015

On 7 May 2015 at 10:21, Springfield Harrison <stellargps at gmail.com> wrote:
> Having untrained users realign the imagery willy-nilly is amazing to me.

Usually we don't.

This is crisis response and hence crisis-GIS.
We are striving to produce useful and good enough data, not perfect data.
We are working with multiple passes to improve gradually.

Typically we split users:
Basemap for everyone
- with correctly georeferenced imagery (Bing), not up-to-date
- with standard tagging, included in iD presets
Specialists tasks for experienced OSM/GIS users
- with cutting-edge imagery
- with somewhat innovative or custom tagging

>         How is it that, "...the DigitalGlobe 2015-05-03 (DG) images have had
> minimal georectification.."  This is bizarre, this is not GIS, this is
> merely sketching.  Why is such imagery being offered and accepted?

Because this imagery is: first, only, available, best, useful and
directly put to use.

> it seems that most people are content with a world that can be up to 200 m out of whack.

We are not.

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