[HOT] New to mapping

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 18:04:38 UTC 2016

Hi, Francesca:

Your concerns are very typical when beginning contributing to HOT.

As for the Gambaru/Fotokol job, buildings in towns of that area (and
most of the Sahel) are quite difficult to trace, as they are built very

I did a quick hackpad with some screenshots that may help you in
determining where a building finishes and starts the next:

Cheers, and have a nice weekend,


On 12/02/16 15:31, Francesca Pozzi wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am new to the HOT mapping and in the past couple of days I made a couple of contributions.
> One was for the  MSF task, I had a couple of doubts, but when I saw the validation I figured out how to proceed.
> Thanks to whoever did the validation, so I could learn hot to properly map areas (walls with buildings inside).
> The other is  for the Fotokol/Gambaru area, I saw there was an invalidated tile, and I tried to fix the buildings, added some more and the walls. 
> I am referring to http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/884#task/142
> I would appreciate any feedback on that - I left a couple of areas unclassified as I was not sure what they were.
> Sorry if I made mistakes, hope I won’t cause the validators to work more!
> Thanks again,
> Francesca
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