[HOT] OpenStreetMap data, good and bad

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 09:46:52 UTC 2016

Just some small advise: if you pass around an osm USB stick, put not only
software on it, but make sure there are also some training guides on it
that people easily can copy-past. Eg.

2016-11-17 15:39 GMT+01:00 joost schouppe <joost.schouppe at gmail.com>:

> 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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