[HOT] New Mapper FROM: New "mapper"

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 13:29:17 UTC 2016

If you map on some projects such as http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1086 or
http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1396# any tiles marked completed will be
validated by myself.  There are other projects that have a validator
sitting on them but I'm not aware of them.

If you just do some mapping on either of these and don't complete the tile
but want me to run an eye over it flip me an email with the link to the

Thanks John

On 14 October 2016 at 08:37, Josh Spencer <joshua.spencer at zurichna.com>

> I’ve seen all the discussion recently about new mappers and I just wanted
> to chime in as a new mapper. I have tried once or twice to make sure that I
> was doing the right thing, but ultimately have not felt confident to
> continue mapping.  I’m pretty tech oriented so normally I would just jump
> in on this kind of thing. I hate doing things wrong and creating work for
> people, so after trying a couple, I was not sure if I was even helping.  I
> figured out adding buildings and squaring them up, but then I didn’t know
> if it was “okay” to only do a few buildings in an area and check it back in.
> I am getting more experience in satellite imagery for work, so some of it
> may have been lack of confidence in the imagery – I didn’t know if I should
> mark it as a building if in doubt, or if I should leave it alone. Again,
> after seeing more of it, I feel more comfortable now, but satellite imagery
> is a learned skill as well.
> I’ve never found a good tutorial that I felt really walked through
> everything, but as stated in some of the notes, I have a hard time spending
> 2 hours on training (although if it was all inclusive and straight forward,
> I would consider it).  I still don’t know if there is an area to go for new
> mappers that shows how to do things.
> I really like the comment on the feedback loop. If I could have sent my
> area and changes to be reviewed and get feedback on what I was doing, I
> would have done that.  Glad to see people trying to address this.
> Regards,
> Josh
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