[HOT] Japanese earthquake projects

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon May 9 16:03:50 UTC 2016

I'm surprised to have no response to what is happening in Japan.  I think
surprised is the polite way of putting it.

I even tried to contact the project manager but no response.  It is now
Tuesday morning in Japan.  I looked at a couple more.

I note that 1799 wants the sea mapping, or at least a third of the tiles
would seem to be over the sea.

1798 there is a high priority zone but much of it is not tiled.

1788 there is a high priority zone but some of it is not tiled.

1784 wow we've done a really good job of validating the sea on this one.

1786 again lots of sea to map.  We haven't managed to do the high priority

These are in addition to the issues on 1800.

In total there are some dozen projects mostsy high priority relating to
earthquakes in Japan that's asking for a lot of resources.  I think what
we've ended up with is too few mappers spread out over too many projects to
get anything useful done in a reasonable time frame.  Are they still high

Yes mappers don't cost anything in money terms but surely we can expect a
higher standard of project management than appears to be the case here
especially with Ecuador needing to be mapped at the same time.

Cheerio John

On 7 May 2016 at 18:27, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've sent something to the project manager maybe we'll hear something
> after the weekend.
> Cheerio John
> On 7 May 2016 at 13:14, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would also note that it looks like we have some relatively new (8 total
>> OSM change sets) mappers playing the role of validator and invalidating
>> tasks for things beyond the requirement of the project (e.g. "incorrect
>> paths set" when the project [#1844] only called for buildings).
>> Mike
>> On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 7:02 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I've been mapping and validating on Project 1800 but it doesn't make a
>>> lot of sense.
>>> The most difficult part to map is the built up areas with lots of very
>>> close buildings which in some ways I'd expect a city in Japan to have its
>>> own maps of buildings. Those tiles take time and lots of it.  The buildings
>>> are so close together that you really need the building tool to map them
>>> rather than squaring them afterwards.
>>> These tiles by the way still have a lot of buildings to be mapped even
>>> though the project says 82% complete I'd say we're only a third the way
>>> through the buildings.
>>> Then we have lots of tiles over the ocean, nothing there, and many many
>>> tiles over forest, again not much to map.
>>> Could someone expand a little more on who has asked for the mapping and
>>> what it will be used for?
>>> Thanks John
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