[HOT] Maps.Me in Tanzania

joost schouppe joost.schouppe at gmail.com
Tue May 17 14:48:05 UTC 2016


In case you missed it (it was in the WeeklyOSM), you can now create an RSS
feed (or visualize) with changesets by editor using one of Simon Poole's
tools:

http://simon04.dev.openstreetmap.org/whodidit/

The only thing is that you have to zoom in to an unreasonably high zoom to
be able to get a result. (probably as the tool is built with people
watching their very local area)
There might be a way around using the RSS. I used to collect similar RSS
feeds to a Google Spreadsheat using IFTTT, which is really quite
straightforward.



2016-04-20 19:46 GMT+02:00 Janet Chapman <j.chapman at tanzdevtrust.org>:

> Thank you so much Blake, Maps.Me is brilliant, just trying to work out the
> best way to ensure we get as accurate data as possible as most people in
> rural Tanzania are mapping onto pretty blank canvases...
>
> Janet
> > Subject: Re: [HOT] Maps.Me in Tanzania
> > To: joost.schouppe at gmail.com; j.chapman at tanzdevtrust.org
> > CC: julianharty at gmail.com; hot at openstreetmap.org;
> emramanauskaite at googlemail.com
> > From: bgirardot at gmail.com
> > Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:02:26 +0200
>
> >
> >
> > Hi Janet,
> >
> > I also forwarded your email to Illya, one of the maps.me developers.
> >
> > But Joost's email just reminded me that we are in the process of
> > creating a maps.me export for our HOT Export Tool that would allow you
> > to get an up to the minute set of data for maps.me anytime you want, so
> > you could literally map today, and be using the data you entered later
> > that evening in maps.me.
> >
> > I ran out of time, but I also spoke a little bit to Illya about how we
> > might help add to the their existing data editing model to better
> > support humanitarian mapping.
> >
> > maps.me as a company is a great supporter of humanitarian mapping and
> > they often contact HOT to discuss ways they can support our work in
> > their tools (the HOT export tool support being one very concrete
> > example, open sourcing their product is another) so I am sure we can
> > make progress to make the app even more useful in the contexts we
> > generally work.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Blake
> >
> > On 4/20/2016 2:45 PM, joost schouppe wrote:
> > > Hi Janet,
> > >
> > > While I know it is possible to do such things with those apps, I
> > > wouldn't know how. But it helps asking around. Or posting on their
> issue
> > > trackers as suggested.
> > >
> > > Same goes for querying data provided by Osmand and maps.me
> > > <http://maps.me> editors. Must be possible, but not trivial. I think
> the
> > > best way would be to create an rss feed of relevant changesets (hard) ,
> > > loading those in an online spreadsheet (easy) , and marking them as
> > > checked when you had a look (very easy).
> > >
> > > I think my friends in Bolivia would like to have such a thing too.
> > >
> > > Joost
> > >
> > > Op 20-apr.-2016 11:05 schreef <j.chapman at tanzdevtrust.org
> > > <mailto:j.chapman at tanzdevtrust.org>>:
> > >
> > > Dear Joost
> > >
> > > Thanks very much for that. It would be fantastic to create an
> > > African or even Swahili Maps.me with relevant tags, as I think this
> > > is definitely a great way to get people on the ground mapping.
> > >
> > > I'm currently writing this on my phone on a bus in Kakonko, and
> > > can't check out the links yet, but do you know if there is a way in
> > > osm to bring up all the points in an area that have been added via
> > > Maps.me as often you're mapping onto a blank page so points are
> > > unlikely to correspond exactly to a building, but could be
> > > corrected in osm with reference to the satellite image..
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Janet
> > >
> > >
> > > From: joost schouppe
> > > Sent: Wednesday 20 April 09:45
> > > Subject: Re: [HOT] Maps.Me in Tanzania
> > > To: j.chapman at tanzdevtrust.org <mailto:j.chapman at tanzdevtrust.org>
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Their help section does not state an exact update frequency [1], but
> > > it seems to be somewhere between a couple of times a year and every
> > > few weeks. However, on this page, you can see the creation date of
> > > the file being pushed now [2] (25th of March right now).
> > >
> > > They have gone open source with the code [3], so theoretically it
> > > should be possible to make a Maps.me with African presets.
> > >
> > > Of course, if you need full flexibility, Osmand is probably better
> > > out of the box.
> > >
> > > Considering the risk of making duplicate entries: in case of doubt,
> > > always make a note instead of a POI. But even with updated maps, I'm
> > > seeing a lot of duplicate entries by newbie mappers with maps.me
> > > <http://maps.me>. I don't really mind, as they seem to be bending
> > > the curve [4] of the OSM-world in general.
> > >
> > > 1: http://maps.me/en/help#mapdata
> > >
> > > 2: http://direct.mapswithme.com/direct/latest/
> > >
> > > 3: https://github.com/mapsme
> > >
> > > 4: https://twitter.com/osm_be/status/722101255779323904
> > >
> > >
> > >
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