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

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 14:18:46 UTC 2016

So to clarify what you're saying is the project instructions should be much
more precise.  The project managers should ask for precisely what is needed
rather than we'd like everything since when we are imprecise different
mappers and validators interpret the instructions differently.  Also asking
for everything takes away resources from other projects.

So HOT activation group can you first inspect the instructions and then
confirm with the project managers to see if we can reduce the possibility
of different interpretations?  ie keep them as simple as possible.

Would it be an idea to go over the "abandoned" projects iethose that have
been around for more than a year and see if by reducing the requested
instructions we can at least get the highways and the major
landuse=residential areas in?

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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