[HOT] Fwd: [CrisisMappers] Nepal Earthquake Mapathon TODAY

Guan, Wendy wguan at cga.harvard.edu
Tue May 12 14:01:32 UTC 2015


Thanks Heather and Pierre!  Shanika and Dave are the true organizers for this event. I am just helping with the facility. I am copying them here so that you can be in touch with them directly.

Wendy

From: Pierre Béland [mailto:pierzenh at yahoo.fr]
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:56 AM
To: Heather Leson; HOT at OSM (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team); Guan, Wendy
Subject: Re: [HOT] Fwd: [CrisisMappers] Nepal Earthquake Mapathon TODAY

Our experience from the first two weeks of the response, it is important for the organizers of mapathons to assure that experienced OSM contributors can validate the work of the new contributors, especially if this their first day updating OSM and they dont yet understand the various aspects of geometry and tagging.

Otherwise, this will add burden to the validation team.

The volume of objects edited should not be the criteria. What is important is to assure that at the end of the day, the trainees know the basic of OSM and find it fun enough to contribute again.

Thanks all for your contribution.


Pierre


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Wendy, thanks for supporting HOT with your Boston event today.  Fellow HOT folks, it would be great to guide them some

Heather

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Subject: [CrisisMappers] Nepal Earthquake Mapathon TODAY
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Nepal Earthquake Mapathon
Sponsored by Nepal Quake Aid, Center for Geographical Analysis, MDesS Risk and Resilience
Date:  May 12th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: CGIS South S020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA 02138
Please come join the efforts to map Nepal as the country and many agencies around the world face the aftermath of the recent earthquakes. Students, professors, staff, or any others interested in contributing can come spend some time learning how to use the Humanitarian OpenStreetMaps Team task manager platform. There will be some food, and the product is able to facilitate better long and short term recovery.

At the end of the session we can see how much progress we have been able to make as a group so please come by and spread the word about how others can be helping from across the globe!

Email shanikadhettige at gmail.com<mailto:shanikadhettige at gmail.com> with any related questions and find out more about the mapping projects on http://tasks.hotosm.org/ <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tasks.hotosm.org_&d=BQMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=zMu5jalDfZMENc7OOnv1Ia2gaY7mMV97Zac1lcV_1JU&m=XYiu0UcvZL5mJm2Hz8oY1U_iVzggJTKq62ntHkzrzEk&s=fM2FAZMvXcxqncoS4Ng_eB0JYGe3avKPiEDvSbPkpzs&e=> and www.nepalquakeaid.com<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.nepalquakeaid.com_&d=BQMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=zMu5jalDfZMENc7OOnv1Ia2gaY7mMV97Zac1lcV_1JU&m=XYiu0UcvZL5mJm2Hz8oY1U_iVzggJTKq62ntHkzrzEk&s=jM3t-gKdEXEKCv-8r3S8tW8ErtAC47zd_RBXZN9QFGA&e=>. If you have used the toolkit before and feel comfortable, the more teachers the better so please contact us.

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