[HOT] OSM Nicaragua's Transit Map Project Update

Felix Delattre felix.delattre at hotosm.org
Fri Feb 12 13:20:26 UTC 2016


Dear Msilikale,

We basically used OpenStreetMap (and it's tools OSMTracker, JOSM, etc)
to survey and digitize the data about Managua's transportation network.
The projects and the goal we had set us helped immensely to grow the OSM
community in Nicaragua. And a lot of people participated in the two
years, we're organizing mapping parties. Once we finished with the data
collection, we now just extract the data from OSM and convert it into
the formats we need. We built up a very simple website to display the
bus routes: http://rutas.mapanica.net
Then we created a support website: http://support.mapanica.net/ And
recollected donations allowing us to contract designers and the first
round of printing the paper map.

I'm happy to share experience (and code) with anybody interested in
doing something similar in their town. Please don't hesitate to contact
me directly.

Best,
Felix



On 02/02/16 20:44, Msilikale Msilanga wrote:
> It looks really nice, congratulations. If I want to prepare one for
> Valdivia-Chile, which procedure should I follow? 
>
> Thanks
>
> Best,
> Msilikale
>
> From: Felix Delattre <felix.delattre at hotosm.org
> <mailto:felix.delattre at hotosm.org>>
> Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 15:44
> To: <hot at openstreetmap.org <mailto:hot at openstreetmap.org>>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] OSM Nicaragua's Transit Map Project Update
>
> Wuuhuuu... we made it! Managua has it's bus map.
>
> Today we distributed the first printed maps to the people:
> https://www.facebook.com/mapanica/posts/603892446431219
> Do you want to read more about it:
> http://confidencial.com.ni/the-true-geographers-take-the-buses/
> And here you can download the paper map: http://rutas.mapanica.net/mapa
>
> Thank you HOT for making this possible!
>
> Best,
> Felix
>
>
> On 27/01/16 14:55, Felix Delattre wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> we just finished the print design for the first proper transportation
>> map of Managua: http://support.mapanica.net/
>>
>> There are only four days left until our crowd-funding initiative is
>> over (31 of January) and we are only $1500 short from reaching our goal.
>>
>> Please consider supporting us now and get rewarded with your paper
>> map or cool T-shirt with Managua's public transport map build out of
>> OpenStreetMap data and collected by people that want to make a change
>> in their community by the use of Free Technologies.
>>
>> We also appreciate any help spreading this message to your friends
>> and over social media.
>>
>> Thank you!
>> Regards,
>> Felix
>>
>>
>> On 14/01/16 14:39, Felix Delattre wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> thank you all so much for your support!
>>>
>>> Currently, we are working hard to finish the print design and print
>>> hopefully soon. We want to give a map that simplifies live and
>>> reduces pollution back to the people in our city.
>>>
>>> We are about to get to half of our goal. Now we would like to make
>>> the second half.
>>>
>>> If you speak Spanish and you want to know more about our activires,
>>> I invite you to read about our last year's community on mapping with
>>> children on the carribean coast:
>>> http://unicef.org.ni/publicacion/169/geotecnologias-una-herramienta-para-innovar/
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Felix
>>>
>>>
>>> On 14/01/16 00:24, Jaakko Helleranta wrote:
>>>> As noted to Samuel (directly) I can send his donation (and handle
>>>> the transaction with him) as I assume/think that Haiti is not on
>>>> the list due to Paypal limitations.
>>>>
>>>> As for others:
>>>> *I'd like to challenge those that can to donate to this project.*
>>>>
>>>> Here's the challenge:
>>>> While I've already contributed $100 myself I will donate up to
>>>> another $200 in $50 chunks for each contributor who donates $100 or
>>>> more.
>>>>
>>>> Please let me know if this challenge inspires you to donate and let
>>>> me know if so, and I'll pitch in $50 more for your donation (for up
>>>> to 4 donations for touch base with me first).
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> -Jaakko
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Nicaragua main mobile/WhatsApp: +505-8131-0729, alt. m. 8845-3391
>>>> Global (Google) Voice / SMS: +1-202-730-9778 * Skype: jhelleranta
>>>> Twitter/IRC/Mumble: @jaakkoh * My profile: http://about.me/jaakkoh
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 4:26 PM, ALCE, Samuel Paul
>>>> <alcesamuelpaul at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>     I would like to contribute but I wonder what country should I
>>>>     choose if I am in Haiti?
>>>>     Haiti is not on the list in the contribution page!
>>>>
>>>>     ALCE Samuel Paul, 
>>>>
>>>>     Port-au-Prince, Haiti 
>>>>
>>>>     Field Data Coordinator @ DAI / USAID
>>>>     Géo-Information Specialist (GIS)
>>>>     Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team member
>>>>     OpenStreetMap contributor in Haiti 
>>>>      
>>>>     OSM username: ALCE Samuel Paul 
>>>>
>>>>     Cell: (509) 4894-2175 / 4638-4875 / 4289-7651                  
>>>>                                                                    
>>>>                                  
>>>>     Skype: samuelalce  
>>>>     Whatsapp: (509) 4289-7651
>>>>
>>>>     On Jan 7, 2016 16:57, "Blake Girardot HOT/OSM"
>>>>     <blake.girardot at hotosm.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         Hi all,
>>>>
>>>>         You might remember Felix's email from a few weeks ago about the
>>>>         project he and local mappers in Managua self-organized to
>>>>         map the
>>>>         city's 380 km of bus routes.
>>>>
>>>>         It is really an amazing story and accomplishment and will
>>>>         make a big
>>>>         difference in the lives of well over 1 million people who
>>>>         depend on
>>>>         the public transit system in Managua and never had a map of
>>>>         routes or
>>>>         stops before now.
>>>>
>>>>         He wrote up a blog post for HOT about it:
>>>>
>>>>         https://hotosm.org/updates/2016-01-07_a_crowd_sourced_public_transportation_map_for_managua
>>>>
>>>>         And as you may or may not remember, now that they have the
>>>>         routes and
>>>>         stops fully mapped, they need to design a printed transit
>>>>         map and
>>>>         produce an initial run of 20,000 copies so the people of
>>>>         the city can
>>>>         really benefit.
>>>>
>>>>         76% of the population of Nicaragua lives on less than USD
>>>>         $2.00 per
>>>>         day, the only chance most of them will have to make use of
>>>>         this new
>>>>         transit system map is if it is printed and distributed in
>>>>         the city and
>>>>         on the buses.
>>>>
>>>>         Felix and HOT are running a donation site to fund the
>>>>         design and
>>>>         production of the printed maps with a goal of raising
>>>>         $7,500 for the
>>>>         initial 20,000 print run.
>>>>
>>>>         This is a great chance to directly affect the lives of over
>>>>         a million
>>>>         people in a way that no one has been able to accomplish in
>>>>         years of
>>>>         trying (see the blog post). OSM Nicaragua did it on their
>>>>         own, please
>>>>         help them finish the job and get this map printed and into
>>>>         the hands
>>>>         of citizens who need it:
>>>>
>>>>         http://support.mapanica.net/
>>>>
>>>>         And please tweet the HOT blog post or retweet OSM
>>>>         Nicaragua's tweet:
>>>>
>>>>         https://twitter.com/osm_ni/status/679963088884502532
>>>>
>>>>         Regards,
>>>>         Blake
>>>>         ----------------------------------------------------
>>>>         Blake Girardot
>>>>         Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>>>>         Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
>>>>         skype: jblakegirardot
>>>>         HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
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