[HOT] OSM humanitarian mapping and its learning curve

Tyler Radford tyler.radford at hotosm.org
Fri Oct 21 23:12:29 UTC 2016


Thanks Mike!

*Tyler Radford*
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On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 4:41 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Tyler,
>
> I just log my ideas/suggestions on github.
>
> Mike
>
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:58 PM, Tyler Radford <tyler.radford at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Phil, Robert, John, Mike, others have come up with some really great
>> ideas pertaining to Tasking Manager improvements.
>>
>> Please log them or add to already existing requests here so we don't lose
>> them! https://github.com/hotosm/osm-tasking-manager2/issues
>>
>> One of the big visions for the future Tasking Manager is to better guides
>> mappers having the right skills to the right job.
>>
>> Thanks for all the thoughtful and creative ideas.
>>
>> *Tyler Radford*
>> Executive Director
>> tyler.radford at hotosm.org
>> @TylerSRadford
>>
>> *Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team*
>> *Using OpenStreetMap for Humanitarian Response & Economic Development*
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>> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 1:32 PM, Autre Planete <autreplanete at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks , Listened to you,Mike Thompson!
>>>
>>> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 9:13 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Two situations that a new mapper may face:
>>>> 1) Task area with nothing, or very little, mapped.
>>>> This *should* be pretty easy. For example, in the case of buildings:
>>>> draw building, square it, tag it as a building, don't draw two buildings
>>>> over lapping each other.  However, despite verbal instruction,
>>>> demonstrations, and written instructions, many get it wrong. My conclusion
>>>> is human learning is more complex than many of us assume (hence the need
>>>> for professional educators in our society). We may need to adjust our
>>>> training (both online and in person) to be more effective. Just providing
>>>> the information is not enough.
>>>>
>>>> 2) Task area has already been partially mapped, either outside of the
>>>> tasking manager, as part of a previous project, or as part of the current
>>>> project where another mapper didn't finish.
>>>> Essentially we are asking the mapper in question to be a validator,
>>>> because we expect that when he or she marks the task as done, they are
>>>> saying that all of the mapping is done according to the instructions, not
>>>> just the mapping he or she did. This can be very difficult for a new
>>>> mapper, especially without the tools in JOSM. For example, if the
>>>> instructions call for buildings to be square, they have to pan the entire
>>>> task looking for buildings where is in JOSM, I put all buildings into the
>>>> to do list and step through them (I could also search for ways tagged as
>>>> buildings with less than a certain number of nodes and square them all at
>>>> once).
>>>>
>>>> Ideas:
>>>> * Have the tasking manager require a mapper to open (no way of knowing
>>>> if they actually read them)  their messages before they can do checkout
>>>> another tasks.
>>>> * Have tasking manager forward messages to mapper's email account.
>>>> * Require that a mapper at least visits the "instructions" tab before
>>>> checking out a task.
>>>> * Enhance project instructions to cover "edge cases". For example,
>>>> should buildings under construction be mapped? Should existing features be
>>>> spatially adjusted to the preferred imagery source, or should the imagery
>>>> be adjusted to them?
>>>> * Enhance project instructions to have links to examples (some of the
>>>> Africa projects already do this).  "Not sure what a building under
>>>> construction looks like? Click here for some examples." "Not sure how to
>>>> adjust imagery offset in iD? Click here for instructions."
>>>> * Mapathons should not be held without experienced mappers present who
>>>> are willing to spend the entire event going from person to person to check
>>>> on their work and answer any questions. We need many different people to
>>>> make this work, and if someone just wants to be an organizer that is great,
>>>> but they should ensure experienced mappers are in attendance.
>>>> * Some sort of online way to quickly give feedback as soon as a save is
>>>> made such that it is not necessary to wait until a task is marked as done.
>>>>
>>>> Mike
>>>>
>>>
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