[HOT] OpenStreetMap data, good and bad

joost schouppe joost.schouppe at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 14:39:00 UTC 2016

2016-11-17 14:45 GMT+01:00 john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>:

> I was at a presentation yesterday given by Stats Canada to the local
> University.  They're using a customised version of iD to map buildings.  It
> has more restricted tag set.  Using a mouse the presenter was able to
> accurately map a square building without difficulty so it would appear the
> misshapes we see are people trying to map without using a mouse.

I've seen many people draw strangely shaped buildings during mapathons,
always with a mouse. It is more a matter of interpreting satellite pictures
than anything else. For example, understanding the difference between a
shadow and the building, or following the outline of the roof instead of
the ground imprint.

> Perhaps having a customised version of iD with a subset of the available
> tags might help HOT.  Highways for example could be restricted to the
> values in the African Wiki.  Certainly for HOT projects I think
> highway=motorway could be omitted.
> I like the sound of that. It would be cool if you could determine the
available tags in ID from the Tasking Manager task setup manager. There
would have to be some kind of warning in the editor though; something like
"This is a limited version. If you want to be able to add things not asked
in this task, click here to break out".
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