[HOT] Worried about task 1018

Joshua Kennedy shuaDK at clovermail.net
Sat May 9 16:35:03 UTC 2015

My impression was that if a couple buildings are out by themselves, it  
makes sense to tag them as a residential area so that these areas are  
not missed by the relief agencies.  More detailed explanations of how  
these maps are used would definitely be helpful, as would some  
guidance on distinguishing paths from dry stream beds.


On May 9, 2015, at 6:10 AM, Extra Paul wrote:

> Dear openstreetmappers :)
> I'm quite worried about the quality of maps for task 1018.
> Many of mappers, obviously, did not check the instructions or even  
> the tutorials. People want to help, and that's awesome, but maybe  
> validation should be done my more experienced and meticulous mappers.
> I've seen mappers validating more that 10 areas in less than an  
> hour, and those areas still contain many errors : clusters of  
> buildings mapped as one, landuse=residential area used for clusters  
> of nothing more than 1 or 2 buildings, many streams seen as  
> footpath, many paths in the middle of nowhere...
> Maybe instructions should contain some images to show clearly what  
> is expected, and explain that the purpose of this map is to count  
> each individual buildings and have roads and paths connected to them  
> so buildings can be reached by humanitarian teams.
> Currently, most of my time on 1018 is to check validated areas  
> because half of those areas are not correctly mapped.
> Paul
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