[HOT] Launching MapSwipe

Autre Planete autreplanete at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 20:25:04 UTC 2016


Mapswipe sounds interesting, Congratulations to the Team:)


On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 1:49 AM, Rudolf Maurer <ruma at lyse.net> wrote:

> Hi fellow-swipers,
>
> I might be wrong, but is it possible that I get same tiles more than once?
>
> thx
> Rudy
>
>
> On 18.07.2016 18:43, Benjamin Herfort wrote:
>
>> Hey Joost,
>>
>> tiles will be checked by several volunteers. And yes of course it is
>> really interesting to see, how volunteers agree on different tasks.
>>
>> We did some pre-studies using a browser version using pybossa on this
>> that showed that once 4 volunteers agree on 'yes' you can be sure to 98%
>> that this actually is a house. But there is definitely a greater
>> variation for "harder" tasks. Nevertheless also some buildings were
>> missed.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Benni
>>
>> --
>> GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University
>> http://uni-heidelberg.de/gis
>>
>> https://www.facebook.com/GIScienceHeidelberg
>> https://twitter.com/GIScienceHD
>>
>>
>>
>> Am 18.07.2016 um 18:27 schrieb joost schouppe:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> 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
>>> pictures?
>>>
>>>
>>> [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
>>>> +44 7921 781 518
>>>>
>>>
>
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