[HOT] New mapper needs some feedback :-)

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 10:27:23 UTC 2016

Hi Martin,

If you get serious about mapping, don't postpone the 'upgrade' to JOSM.

I'm creating some screencasts on Twitch. Unfortunately they are not very
organised or structured yet: I'm still in the process of trying to figure
out what works and what doesn't for these screencasts.


The latest ones go into the import of schools and how to create wikidata
items on the fly. Let's call that a somewhat more advanced topic. The ones
you want to look at were made in December and January. Unfortunately most
of them didn't have sound back then. Still trying to build up confidence to
talk in English (and agility to concentrate on simultaneously talk and



2016-02-03 10:37 GMT+01:00 Martin Weil <mweil at postia.de>:

> Hi there!
> I am new to HOT and started mapping a few days ago. As far as I can see,
> non of the tiles that I finished were validated yet, so I don’t know if the
> work I am doing is ok, or I am just creating a lot more work for others to
> clean up my mess. I would like to avoid that. :-)
> I read basically everything on learnosm.org apart from the JOSM part that
> I will start when I am more confident that my mapping quality is ok. But
> the examples are quite trivial and I could not find much information on
> what to map and not to map in cities/towns.
> Also I see a lot of tiles where there is a misalignment between the bing
> imagery and the mapped buildings, mostly because people looked at the map
> box data and aligned their traces accordingly, and I guess some were just
> too much in a hurry to align properly. But since I am new I don’t want to
> judge.
> So, if anyone has a bit of time to spare, I’d like some feedback on the
> work I did so far.
> Thank you very much.
> Martin (flubby)
> Some tiles I finished:
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/884#task/377
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/884#task/375
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/884#task/20
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/884#task/371
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/884#task/374
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