[HOT] Request: Volunteer very experienced in OSM administrative boundary conflation

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Tue May 17 18:40:42 UTC 2016

Hi all,

HOT (Helen Campbell from NetHope and myself really are looking for
this project) is looking for someone who is very experienced in OSM
Admin Boundary conflation and OSM relations. Knowing a little bit of
other GIS tools would also be very helpful.

There is possibility of importing of data, but the initial project is
to get out OSM boundaries and conflate them with 3rd party boundary
data to determine which is most up to date and accurate and then turn
that data over to our partner for their use in humanitarian work in
the Balkans.

If an import of data or conflation of data to provide OSM updated
administrative boundaries for country is possible and makes sense, the
full data import process will be followed as a separate project, in
consultation through the OSM Imports email list and Import wiki
required documentation.

We are looking for a volunteer to really drive this project and help
sort out workflows and best practices or at least lessons learned, in
the process and document the process at its completion.

I estimate that on a volunteer basis this project will last about 1
month (about 50 admin boundaries to conflate)..

Helen from NetHOPE asked me to add:

"Yes for sure - please mention that its for supporting the {EU}
refugee crisis too!  And you could also mention that this is
frequently an issue in humanitarian response, so having it all
documented will be a huge leap forward for the humanitarian

So if feel you have the experience and the time to dedicate to the
project, please get in touch with me directly.

Blake Girardot
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Vice President, HOT Board of Directors
skype: jblakegirardot
HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org

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