[HOT] how newer mappers can help a lot with the validation process

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 23:25:09 UTC 2016

I can't think of a case where a validator would need any special
instructions for a project that aren't the same as supplied to a mapper.

I feel there is a requirement for guidelines for validators but these are
more general, and I've sent you a copy as a separate email since they
haven't been translated into polically correct jargon so I don't feel they
are appropiate for the general list.

Thare are a number of ways that validation is looked upon.  The project
manager's view through the training courses has a different emphasis than
the way I look at it which is more from the data quality side.  Catching
and preventing errors by new mappers rather than fixing work that was done
a year ago.

Cheerio John

On 12 February 2016 at 11:01, Daniel Specht <danspecht at gmail.com> wrote:

> > On 11 Feb 2016 15:49, "john whelan" <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
> > <mailto:jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > In there somewhere in a wiki or some such where we can document
> > validation, what works and why and what to look for?  Perhaps put down
> > some sort of service level agreement ie after validation we are only
> > looking for what is requested in the instructions and for a JOSM
> > validotian to be run.  We expect 97% of settlements to be mapped type
> > thing? That way people who wish to validate have something to feel
> > confident about.
> >
> > We need to get more people into validation.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Cheerio John
> John's right -- we need more people validating, and we can accomplish that
> by explaining how to validate in the instructions, just as we explain how
> to map in the instructions. The instructions should have two parts  --
>  what the customer wants, and what the customer needs. Currently the
> instructions only describe what the customer wants. What the customer
> needs, the (generally unstated) validation requirements, are at least as
> important as the instructions themselves, and they won't be the same for
> all projects any more than the instructions will.
> --
> Dan
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