[HOT] OSM Fiji linked with U-Report for TC Winston response

Robert Banick rbanick at gmail.com
Thu May 12 06:49:59 UTC 2016


Hi Kate,

If you can get explicit permissions to import the data under OSM’s ODBL
license — explicit being a signed statement from the data’s owners saying
that — then an import is 100% possible. The licensing requirement is very
strictly enforced so that’s fundamental. License aside, imports can take
some time though so be prepared to be patient. There are members on this
listserv with a lot of import experience who could give you advice to make
the process faster.

If you want to edit the boundaries yourself you’re more than welcome to if
you know the right answers. If there are lots of edits to be made then an
import might be faster — if there are just a few then self-editing might be
fastest.

You can certainly get feedback from this listserv about which tags to use /
possible problems editing the data. As Russ suggests, Fiji is a bit of a
special case because it straddles the 180th meridian, which can make some
things difficult.

Hope this is helpful!

Best,
Robert







On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 3:31 AM Kate Learmonth <kate.learmonth at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thank you Russel.
>
> From what I understand there isn't complete data at the top level
> (state). Things don't seem to be correctly tagged, for example the Western
> Division boundary has no administrative level etc.. As this is a national
> boundary I am not sure of how to go about correcting this. There also seems
> to be a general lack of detailed data that has been mapped so far.
>
> At the moment I am trying to determine if it is a matter of simply going
> in and making the changes or given that it is a political boundary do we
> need government buy in etc??
>
> I am also trying to determine if it is worth going through the process of
> doing a bulk import. While it looks like we can get access
> to detailed shape files (MapInfo) I don't know if they meet
> the licensing requirements). So I am trying to determine if we can get
> around this and fix the issue quickly so that we can use it for the
> U-Report Fiji website.
>
> Being new to OSM if anyone has any thoughts or ideas I am very open
> to suggestions!
>
> Thank you!
>
> Kate
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 10:39 AM, Russell Deffner <
> russell.deffner at hotosm.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Kate,
>>
>>
>>
>> U-Report looks great, there are probably others that can give you better
>> assistance, but I’m wondering if some of the errors are related to the 180
>> th meridian? You might find some of the information you need on one of
>> these pages: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/180th_meridian or
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Fiji
>>
>>
>>
>> I also don’t do much editing of political boundaries, but I’m sure if
>> something needs fixed – it can be. Maybe a little more information on the
>> exact nature of the ‘errors’ and someone can provide more details.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> =Russ
>>
>>
>>
>> Russell Deffner
>>
>> Russell.Deffner at hotosm.org
>>
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
>>
>> http://hotosm.org
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Kate Learmonth [mailto:kate.learmonth at gmail.com]
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:30 PM
>> *To:* hot at openstreetmap.org
>> *Subject:* [HOT] OSM Fiji linked with U-Report for TC Winston response
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear HOT list,
>>
>>
>>
>> I am working with UNICEF Pacific to roll out U-Report Fiji as a pilot
>> community feedback mechanism for TC Winston. This will be the first time it
>> will be government-led and used in this type of emergency response. The
>> Fijian Government is also interested in using U-Report for early warning,
>> early response
>>
>>
>>
>> Due to errors in OSM for Fiji we are having trouble importing the map
>> into the U-Report Fiji site https://fiji.ureport.in (live but not
>> active). I am hoping someone on the HOT list can assist.
>>
>>
>>
>> Any thoughts on how to correct and improve OSM Fiji?
>>
>>
>>
>> I am copying part of an email below for further detail.
>>
>>
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> Kate
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> We are working closely with the Fijian Government on the implementation
>> of U-Report Fiji as the foundations of a community feedback mechanism post
>> Cyclone Winston. As you may be aware the U-Report websites map the polling
>> data using OSM https://ureport.in (global site).
>>
>>
>>
>> Our RapidPro Vendor Nyaruka has informed us that there isn't complete
>> data for Fiji; including at State level with things not being correctly
>> tagged. For example, the Western boundary has no administrative level. The
>> Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Geosciences division works
>> closely with the Fijian Government and has mapped to 1:50,000 in MapInfo
>> and could provide the shape files to correct the boundaries and hopefully
>> improve data completeness (proper permissions and licenses to use the
>> data in OSM still needs to be formally requested). However, as I am new
>> to OSM I am not sure how to go about correcting this information on such a
>> large scale (fyi http://www.spc.int).
>>
>
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