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

Shanika Hettige shanikadhettige at gmail.com
Tue May 12 14:23:16 UTC 2015

Thank you so much for your feedback and guidance and thank you, Wendy, for passing along the information.

Yes! We are mostly trying to get people interested and involved and trained at the basic level and we are definitely trying to prioritize accuracy. I have been in touch with a variety of people who have promised to put us in touch with expert mappers in Boston but it has not come to fruition. Would either of you or others you know in the area have any availability to join us? We would really appreciate it and certainly the more the merrier!


> On May 12, 2015, at 10:01 AM, "Guan, Wendy" <wguan at cga.harvard.edu> wrote:
> 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 
> De : Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com>
> À : "HOT at OSM (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)" <hot at openstreetmap.org>; wguan at cga.harvard.edu 
> Envoyé le : Mardi 12 mai 2015 9h22
> Objet : [HOT] Fwd: [CrisisMappers] Nepal Earthquake Mapathon TODAY
> Wendy, thanks for supporting HOT with your Boston event today.  Fellow HOT folks, it would be great to guide them some 
> Heather
> Heather Leson
> heatherleson at gmail.com
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> From: Guan, Wendy <wguan at cga.harvard.edu>
> Date: Tue, May 12, 2015 at 4:10 PM
> 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 with any related questions and find out more about the mapping projects on http://tasks.hotosm.org/ and www.nepalquakeaid.com. If you have used the toolkit before and feel comfortable, the more teachers the better so please contact us. 
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