[HOT] A project that needs validators and very experienced mappers

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Sun Nov 27 04:08:24 UTC 2016

I passed the request along to a local Costa Rica Mapper. Sure be nice if we
could get some cloud free imagery. I've drive some of the area in the task
area, but not that familiar.


On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 7:39 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> I created a project that is all about validation.
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/2352
> It is for the road network of the most affected areas from Tropical Storm
> Otto.
> The local osm community has asked us to help in some way to improve
> their map data as soon as possible. They are GIS skilled folks who
> know how to use osm data in real life.
> We need validators to basically do road network validation + some
> major road (tertiary and above) filling in.
> Disaster response folks are using another source for their geographic
> data in that area. But as I said, there is an experienced, skilled osm
> community in Costa Rica that are working to get OSM data wider
> exposure so said it is worth it to them to still do a project like
> this to improve the OSM data in the most affected region..
> This sort of project is also one that goes well with routing
> applications, fixing the low hanging fruit or really easy road fixes
> has a great impact on the usability of OSM routing in disaster areas.
> We have talked about seeing how we might make projects like this more
> standard pre-disaster phase for weather related disasters.
> It also gives validators a great over view of an area that might be
> coming up more as other building-only type projects so can identify
> issues the project creator missed early, if any.
> Please, if you are a validtor, let us see what we can do with this
> project and your feedback is encouraged.
> So lets see what validators, experienced josm users and the road
> mapping enthusiasts can do here!
> Validators: I know this takes away from validating new users mapping,
> which is a critical part of your work, but if you could find a few
> minutes to just validate the road data in one task square (they are
> big) I think it would really help Costa Rica OSM and OSM in general.
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/2352
> Validators can get support for this project in HOT IRC or the HOT
> Slack linked below.
> Regards,
> Blake
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