[HOT] Thimpu Thromde Data Import

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 01:24:00 UTC 2016

Hi, Jo:

I am actually preparing the import and the wiki, in collaboration with 
the Nepal team.

On 18/06/16 14:22, Jo wrote:
> And if you come to the HOT summit, we'll gladly have a cup of coffee
> with you.
> I looked at the wiki page. You definitely have done your homework! One
> thing I don't fully understand: Why don't you import the housenumbers
> together diretly with the buildings? Or will you add the housenumbers
> all as nodes afterwards? If you plan to have them on the building
> contours, I think it makes sense to add them at the same time.

The reason is that we think it's a good idea to add to the housenumber 
nodes, the street they belong to. Such a task is not very suitable to 
make it through the tasking manager, so I thought the best idea would be 
to have the building footprints to be imported through the tasking 
manager, and the housenumbers and street geometries in another separated 
import, dividing those housenumbers+streets in several chuncks.

> It's implied from the text of the wiki page, but maybe you can add that
> all changes will be reviewed by human mappers and you may want to
> mention the todo list plugin. It may also make sense to mention that
> JOSM will be used and that howto instructions will be provided.

I will add that info too.

> What I usually see as a question on the imports list is the question how
> the data will be maintained/updated in the future. They/we care about
> this and it's part of the reason why they ask about the local community.
> They might even insist that the whole import is performed or at least
> followed up by local people who are familiar with the territory.

This import has in mind the local community involvement. In fact, it's 
the creation of a local OSM community one of the goals, being the import 
just a complement for what Megha and her team will do in Bhutan.



> Jo
> 2016-06-18 13:12 GMT+02:00 john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
> <mailto:jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>>:
>     The traditional way is annouce a gathering for coffee then whichever
>     two or three gather make the decision or sometimes its done by an
>     exchange of emails in a forum.  In your case I think you are the
>     local community.
>     Cheerio John
>     On 18 June 2016 at 00:07, Megha Shrestha <meghashrestha2 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:meghashrestha2 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Hello All,
>         I am Megha Shrestha from Kathmandu Living Labs. We have a local
>         mapping project with HOT, we are going to conduct in Thimpu,
>         Bhutan. The project involves training to youth and as well as
>         government officials from GIS department of Thimpu city. They
>         have requested us to import existing dataset into OSM. According
>         to OSM import guideline one of the requirement is to contact a
>         local OSM community. The problem here is that there is no
>         existing OSM community in Bhutan but rather a group of GIS
>         professional. One of the goals of this project is to create a
>         sustainable OSM community in Bhutan who can take the work
>         further independently. I would like to ask for comments about
>         this import before proceeding to the imports mailing list" or
>         equivalent, because we know there isn't a Bhutan OSM local
>         community yet, and we just need (if possible) to gather input
>         before proceeding to the imports mailing list.
>         The wiki link to the Thimpu Throne dataset import is here:
>         http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Bhutan/Thimphu_Thromde_data_import
>         Thanks,
>         Megha Shrestha
>         Geomatics Engineer
>         Kathmandu Living Labs
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