[HOT] Anybody has time to handhold me through untangling a task?

Vao Matua vaomatua at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 15:36:32 UTC 2016


Thanks for helping out on this.
I was quickly looking at the area in iD since the task was locked and the
untagged features show up as lines.
I saw that you had tagged the buildings.

The path/track/unclassified issues here in Africa continue to be a

Thanks again, East Africa needs lots of help.


On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 6:01 PM, Henning Bolz <hebolz at web.de> wrote:

> @Majka @Emmor
> I had a short look on this tile and it is not looking that bad.
> Settlements (landuse=residential) are nearly complete and mapped as i
> would expect them. I removed some overlaps, some lonely buildings outside
> res. areas are still missing.
> Buildings inside res. areas can be considered complete, some huts were not
> tagged. Some are not squared/rounded, that is more routine work to do.
> @Emmor: What do you mean by "buildings mapped as lines" ?
> Highways: some connections are still missing, the classification is NOT
> following the africa highway tagging schema. In the north is a secondary
> highway:
> everything that branches from it into this tile large enough for a 4x4
> AND connects res. areas     should be "unclassified". everything else is
> probably "track", not many paths here in my opinion.
> Waterways: difficult to distinguish from tracks. I added/completed two in
> the SE corner.
> Regards
> Henning (hebolz)
> *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 22. November 2016 um 14:50 Uhr
> *Von:* "Vao Matua" <vaomatua at gmail.com>
> *An:* majka <majka.zem+talk at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* "HOT Openstreetmap" <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> *Betreff:* Re: [HOT] Anybody has time to handhold me through untangling a
> task?
> Majka,
> The mapping in this area is comparable to other projects I've seen in
> Tanzania.
> Over-mapping residential areas and paths is kind of overkill, but
> personally I don't think it hurts to have them mapped.
> The bigger concern I have is buildings mapped as lines, that is something
> that should be mentioned to the mappers so they don't continue that habit.
> It is always good to remind new mappers about the Africa tagging guide.
> Thank you for taking on validation of some of these tiles, it can be messy.
> Regards,
> Emmor
> (Palolo)
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 4:22 PM, majka <majka.zem+talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all. Not sure if this is the right place, but let's try it anyway.
>> Could anybody find time to look at task http://tasks.hotosm.org/
>> project/1788#task/91 and perhaps few tiles around it and guide me
>> through sorting it out?
>> I tried to validate it, but unlocked it again after correcting obvious
>> errors. Furthermore, I don't expect newbies to untangle it.
>> I think I see clearly water streams crisscrossing here, mapped as
>> highways.
>> What I see what should be corrected
>> NE corner: highway:residential, streams as highway:path or
>> highway:unclassified
>> SE corner: disconnected stream, should be continued from the east tile to
>> the south one
>> few paths probably mapped too enthusiastically, almost non-existent in
>> the imagery
>> disconnect in the highway classification but first has to be the
>> waterway/highway debate cleared
>> residential areas: IMHO, too many. I would map probably 3 or 4 at all -
>> small area NW, bigger area N to NE and one or two in the middle to the
>> south.
>> Anything else?
>> Any tips how to map this part?
>> There seems to be one way how to untangle the waterways - the stream in
>> the NW corner (id:450387995) should be split in the south, and both parts
>> are flowing to this point to the south there. And from there, it is one big
>> maze...
>> In this project, there are several similar tasks. Till now, I have
>> chickened out every time, but it might be time to find my big girl breeches.
>> Thanks,
>> Majka
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