[HOT] Launching MapSwipe
pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 31 13:32:38 UTC 2016
Quite a few of you reported the repeating tile issue in mapSwipe. Just
wanted to let you know that we think we've resolved this now.
The project completion was also skewed by this, so you'll notice they have
lower completion percentages now, but these should be accurate. Means we've
mapped less area in real terms than we thought, but it also means projects
should go much quicker now because of the more efficient distribution of
A few more fixes are included in the latest update (available now on
android and soon on iOS). Well publish a blog post tomorrow with more
Thanks for your patience!
On 19 Jul 2016 16:59, "Céline Jacquin" <celija at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've tested MapSwipe, and I've been surprised: the same tile is being
> repeated directly for the same user several times. Continuing the map work,
> a task after an other, is resulting in repeating the same task, sometimes.
> I apologize my english.
> El 19/07/16 a las 07:00, hot-request at openstreetmap.org escribió:
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>> 1. Re: Launching MapSwipe (joost schouppe)
>> 2. Re: Launching MapSwipe (Benjamin Herfort)
>> 3. Re: Launching MapSwipe (Rudolf Maurer)
>> 4. Re: Launching MapSwipe (Autre Planete)
>> 5. Re: Launching MapSwipe (antti nissinen)
>> 6. Re: Launching MapSwipe (Pete Masters)
>> 7. Re: Launching MapSwipe (john whelan)
>> 8. Re: Launching MapSwipe (antti nissinen)
>> 9. Re: Launching MapSwipe (Laura O'Grady)
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>> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:27:03 +0200
>> From: joost schouppe <joost.schouppe at gmail.com>
>> To: Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com>
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>> Just wanted to take the time to congratulate the team on this. Our tweet
>> about it got over 20 retweets and 2500 views  (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
>>  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
>>> (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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> are fascinating and your help amplifying the message would be superb.
>>> If you have any questions, just give me a shout!
>>>  http://mapswipe.org/
>>>  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040g4qr
>>> *Pete Masters*
>>> Missing Maps Project Coordinator
>>> +44 7921 781 518
>>> missingmaps.org <http://www.missingmaps.org/>
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