[HOT] Suggestion needed for designing an OSM based project

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 21:36:46 UTC 2015

Hi Ahasanul,

That sounds like a great project and HOT can help you evaluate all the
important points that Paul raised below

As always, OSM defers to local insights and understanding of what
works best for  the local community.based on their use cases for OSM
so lets talk more about it with people from HOT who have planned
projects like this before.


On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> On 10/26/2015 10:56 AM, Ahasanul Hoque wrote:
>> Take greetings from Dhaka Bangladesh. I need a help to design an OSM based
>> project. An organization is thinking to digitalise some of their project
>> land areas, keep them on open platform and get regular update on the tenure,
>> rearrangement of allocation/splitting of the parcels, feature change status
>> regularly. But the land parcel's  measurement is a vital, it should have
>> inch level accuracy. Also, they are thinking to get all the updates through
>> a mobile app from field.
>> I found a strong potentiality of this idea with OSM . Now wondering, do
>> anyone know any example or similar type project what was/were based on OSM ?
>> it will be great help for designing the project as well as for spreading OSM
>> in Bangladesh if you kindly share the links, report, experience alike. You
>> are also welcome to put your valuable suggestion in regards.
> OSM and the OSM software stack is designed around crowd-sourcing, which an
> inch level accuracy requirement is incompatible with.
> This level of accuracy requires expensive specialized equipment with
> specialized skills, and you can't use consumer or phone GPS units to record
> data.
> Crowd-sourcing makes the technical design of OSM complicated, but here you'd
> gain that complexity without gaining its advantages. Additionally, a inch is
> near the maximum resolution of the API and many tools designed to consume
> OSM data.
> I would recommend you re-evaluate your accuracy requirements to establish if
> they are truly necessary.
> Because this isn't a question of humanitarian use of OSM, you might have
> more luck with a more general purpose mailing list than hot at .
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