[HOT] Launching MapSwipe

joost schouppe joost.schouppe at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 16:27:03 UTC 2016


Just wanted to take the time to congratulate the team on this. Our tweet
about it got over 20 retweets and 2500 views [1] (which is a lot for an
account with little over 500 followers), and I even saw my boss swiping
away at work (because of my own retweet).
I hope it gets the exposure it deserves, as it's not just fun and useful,
but also improves the sat pic reading skills of our future new mappers.

I would love to get my hands on the generated data. Do some tiles get
checked twice (and what is the correlation between swipers)? Is there a
higher incidence of "unsure" tiles in some tasks, indicating harder to read

[1] https://twitter.com/osm_be/status/753959061796843520

2016-07-13 15:57 GMT+02:00 Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com>:

> Hi all, how are you?
> You might have heard mention of a new tool we are planning to launch on
> Friday called MapSwipe. It's a Missing Maps initiative, developed by MSF,
> designed to support OSM / HOT mapping. The idea is that people swipe
> through imagery on their phones and identify areas with specified features
> (roads, buildings, etc). The resulting data can then be plugged into the
> tasking manager, meaning mappers have less empty bush, jungle, desert to
> scan through, meaning we can all get on with mapping a bit quicker.
> This is a first instance funded by MSF, so we will start off with Missing
> Maps tasks in there, but we hope to soon open it up to others. The code is
> also all on github.
> The app will be available on Friday, but there is a landing page already
> ready [1 <http://mapswipe.org/>] and I also did an interview on the BBC
> world service show, Click, last night [2
> <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040g4qr>] in case you want to have a
> listen.
> When it comes to the launch on Friday, we would love your support in
> getting the word out. The possibilities of using this kind of tool at scale
> are fascinating and your help amplifying the message would be superb.
> If you have any questions, just give me a shout!
> Cheers,
> Pete
> [1] http://mapswipe.org/
> [2] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040g4qr
> *Pete Masters*
> Missing Maps Project Coordinator
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