[HOT] Alpha Release of the Redeveloped Export Tool

Mhairi O'Hara mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
Sat Sep 5 10:20:49 UTC 2015


Hey Severin,

Sorry just saw this message now. After some discussion, Brian and I thought
it would be best to remove this functionality from the new tool based on
the results of the survey we conducted on the Export Tool.

It verified our assumption that there are only a handful of individuals
that used the Transform and Translation functionality offered by the tool,
who are generally more advanced GIS users.

Therefore those users that have the skills and capability to create the
required configuration files, can also do this modification outside of the
Export Tool and probably do it much better, as it can be tested and viewed
better in another GIS software.

Of course we would like to hear more from the users that have used this
functionality to weigh up its pros and cons. I've had the fortunate
opportunity to speak to Amadou in person about his use of the Translation
function and would like to discuss this more.

We thought the best way to really find out how users of the tool would feel
about its removal, was to go ahead and do it and see the reaction :) So
let's talk about this while the tool is still in its testing phase to come
to the best decision.

Kind regards,

Mhairi



On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 6:05 PM, Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Mhairi,
>
> Thanks for your message.
> Where can we input the translation and the SQL transform files we created
> for the v.1?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Severin
>
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 4:50 PM, Mhairi O'Hara <mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello HOTties,
>>
>> The Alpha release of the new Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team OSM Export
>> Tool <http://hot.geoweb.io/en/jobs/create/> takes place today. Please
>> help us iron out any bugs or oversights by logging issues on the dedicated
>> GitHub repository
>> <http://github.com/hotosm/osm-export-tool2/wiki/Alpha-Release%20%20which%20details%20the%20key%20changes%20from%20the%20previous%20version.%20A%20special%20thanks%20goes%20out%20to%20our%20amazing%20developer%20Brian%20O%E2%80%99Hare%20who%20has%20worked%20relentlessly%20on%20the%20redevelopment,%20Arushi%20Vashist%20for%20supporting%20the%20work,%20the%20community%20for%20their%20feedback%20and%20the%20Hewlett%20Foundation,%20who%E2%80%99s%20generous%20grant%20made%20it%20possible%20to%20create%20a%20better%20tool%20to%20meet%20all%20your%20OSM%20data%20exporting%20needs.>.
>> The Alpha phase runs from the 31st August till the 18th September, when the
>> Beta release is scheduled for the final testing phase before the new site
>> is migrated and goes live on the 28th September.
>>
>> Please see the Alpha release GitHub wiki page
>> <https://github.com/hotosm/osm-export-tool2/wiki/Alpha-Release%20> which
>> details the key changes from the previous version. A special thanks goes
>> out to Brian O’Hare who has worked relentlessly on the redevelopment,
>> Arushi Vashist for her support, the community for their feedback and the
>> Hewlett Foundation, who’s generous grant made it possible to create a
>> better tool to meet all your OSM data exporting needs.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Mhairi O'Hara
>>
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