[HOT] OpenStreetMap data, good and bad

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 13:26:04 UTC 2016


Looking in JOSM at half Tanzania there are some 4,000 untagged ways, 26,000
duplicated nodes etc.

I'll take a look over the next few days.

Cheerio John


On 15 November 2016 at 01:12, Douglas Ssebaggala <
douglas.ssebaggala at hotosm.org> wrote:

> Dear community members,
>
> While at the spatial data workshop <http://i2ifacility.org/Spatial_Data/>
> a few days back in Tanzania, there was unique feedback from some of the
> people and organisations who have used OSM data: they greatly appreciated
> the quality of the data in OSM: buildings, roads, and business information,
> e.t.c thanks to the Ramani Huria team, and community members who are doing
> the mapping.
>
> This data is being used <http://www.worldpop.org.uk/> for analysis,
> insight generation and maps!! However, the need for more quality data was
> also echoed as a very important aspect needed in all these efforts.
>
> A while back there was a discussion on new mappers, and generally making
> wrong edits to OSM, especially during need for maps and data in critical
> situations: considering that *mapping for flood resilience* scaled to
> involve *new* community members/*mappers* whose data is now proving
> *usefu*l, and good quality, i think we should always guide, understand,
> and help out any new mappers who might make mistakes, as with time their
> contributions will be helpful.
> --
>
> *Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> *Mapping Supervisor "Financial Services", Uganda
>
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