[HOT] [info-hotosm] Re: need contact info for a mini-mapathon
jmbocan at yahoo.com
Fri May 6 15:08:23 UTC 2016
Blake, et al.
I'm in iD and trying to get back to the walkthrough an I'm having issues not being able to. One you are in a real edit mode and get out, I'm not able to find the means to get to the Walkthroughb.
From: Blake Girardot HOT/OSM <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
To: John Bocan <jmbocan at yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [info-hotosm] Re: [HOT] need contact info for a mini-mapathon
This looks like quite a good project both for the needed map data and
as an introduction to HOT and OSM mapping in general:
It is not a small area for just one mapathon, but we can add a tag to
the default changeset comments so you could track how everyone
Or you could just ask people to concentrate on one small area of the
larger project to have a more visual localized impact from the
Also, if you could introduce JOSM (with the building_tools plugin
installed)? That is a lot more GIS'ish of a tool and might be a bit
more comfortable for GIS pros than iD.
It is of course an open source project so it has its rough edges from
a UI perspective, but overall a very nice tool for OSM mapping.
But iD works great too, I just wanted to make sure you were aware of
the more advanced tool.
I have attached a .geojson file of the project I linked to above so
you can review it (JOSM needs a plugin to open .geojson files if you
are using josm)
Please let me know if you have any more questions and thank you again
for doing the mapathon and showing more GIS pros what we do. We are
really trying to incorporate more GIS professionals in our volunteer
work because we often need actual GIS skills to support the
humanitarian orgs that use our data.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 4:54 PM, John Bocan <jmbocan at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks very much!
> From: Blake Girardot HOT/OSM <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
> To: John Bocan <jmbocan at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Tyler Radford <tyler.radford at hotosm.org>; "info at hotosm.org"
> <info at hotosm.org>
> Sent: Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [info-hotosm] Re: [HOT] need contact info for a mini-mapathon
> Hi John,
> Thank you very much for doing the mapathon. It is really cool that GIS
> pros are interested in our project.
> Let me see what I can find out and I will write you back later today.
> Blake Girardot
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
> skype: jblakegirardot
> HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org
> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 2:45 PM, 'John Bocan' via Info <info at hotosm.org>
>> Greetings all,
>> I am emailing "info" for a good project for a mini-mapathon that I am
>> organizing for GIS professionals at the West Virginia GIS conference being
>> held this week. As described below in a previous email, it will be this
>> Friday, May 6 at 10:00 am EDT to 12:00 pm EDT. This event will be a
>> hands-on workshop for conference-goers using stationary computers. At
>> we will have 23 but since this is the very last event of the conference,
>> may not have that amount.
>> I am also presenting a session on crowd-source mapping which will have an
>> emphasis on OSM and especially, HOT mapping. Most folks will be
>> in terms of their experience so I'll still need to walk through working
>> the iD editor and how things are done via OSM.
>> I registered my event with Missing Maps but I've not heard from them yet.
>> Best Regards,
>> John Bocan, GISP
>> Morgantown, WV
>> From: Tyler Radford <tyler.radford at hotosm.org>
>> To: John Bocan <jmbocan at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: HOT Openstreetmap <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:11 PM
>> Subject: Re: [HOT] need contact info for a mini-mapathon
>> Hi John,
>> Thanks for emailing. What you are doing sounds great. Thanks for
>> this and helping spread the word!
>> As you get slightly closer, you could email info at hotosm.org. One of our
>> members will respond. We can find a project which needs the most help in
>> few days before the event.
>> Tyler Radford
>> Executive Director
>> tyler.radford at hotosm.org
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
>> Using OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Response & Economic Development
>> web | twitter | facebook | donate
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 12:12 AM, John Bocan <jmbocan at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Greetings all,
>> This is the first time I'm posting to the group, but I've been an avid
>> reader of the list for almost a year. I am looking to have kind of a
>> mini-mapathon for Friday, May 6th. It will be actually a hands-on workshop
>> for the West Virginia GIS Conference. The maximum size is 23 and we'll be
>> using desktop machines in one of the computer labs at the university
>> I've been reading the material on Missing Maps, especially that pertaining
>> to hosting a mapathon. There is the statement in a PDF to “Contact a
>> Development Relationship Manager or Missing Maps Coordinator with your
>> and location so they can help you with the following....”; however, I seem
>> not to be able to find that contact info. I'm assuming that the
>> manager/coordinator would find an appropriate task to for us to do. I'm
>> concerned about advertising the event since it's akin to the conference
>> only. Most of the attendees are GIS professionals like myself. I was
>> considerably impressed with what I saw and heard at State of the Map US in
>> NYC last year, having been an OSM contributor for a few years now. I
>> even know of HOT until SOTMUS-NYC! And it was great to participate in the
>> mapathon on the last day.
>> I will be presenting a session on crowdsource mapping which will emphasis
>> OSM, a bit of the National Map Corps but especially HOT. I figured, “since
>> I'm doing that, why not give them some hands-on work?”, so I decided to do
>> mini-mapathon. Again, most will be GIS professionals but I'm assuming no
>> real experience with the OSM environments. I'll do a walk-through of
>> via iD and one of the videos as well. And of course, go over squaring off
>> the square buildings (hot topic lately, pardon the pun.)
>> All in all, if anyone could direct me to “who” I need to contact, it will
>> John Bocan, GISP
>> Morgantown, WV
>> OSM: JMBocan
>> HOT mailing list
>> HOT at openstreetmap.org
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