[HOT] Using the HOT Tasking Manager for field data upload to OSM projects

Paul Stewart pjstewart1984 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 11:04:02 UTC 2017

Hi Paul,

No, I hadn't seen Nate's email. Fantastic. I'll definitely join the chat.



On 7 April 2017 at 11:56, Paul Uithol <paul.uithol at hotosm.org> wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> Did you happen to see the post by Nate from earlier today, on the
> "Community chat for a field mapping management application"? We'll be
> developing this over the coming months specifically to aid large scale
> field mapping and data collection, and should be trialling it in our
> current projects around the refugee crises in northern Uganda and Istanbul.
> Would be great if you could join this chat. Following up, we could have an
> additional chat with your team as well to gain a better understanding of
> your requirements as well.
> Best,
> Paul
> ~ sent from mobile
> On Apr 7, 2017 13:43, "Paul Stewart" <pjstewart1984 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I work with GIS at MSF-UK.
> We are conducting a fairly grand-scale field survey in South Kivu in June.
> We are collecting using OSM keys because we ultimately want the data in OSM
> and for all.
> The survey will produce lots of data and we could do with help uploading
> it to OSM. I am therefore creating a field data upload to OSM workflow for
> volunteer mappers and which we hope will be tested by a group of Missing
> Maps London mapathon attendees and JOSM users post-June.
> I am still very much thinking the workflow through, but it will
> necessarily involve volunteers:
>    - Downloading a .csv file with an OSM key header and values cleaned in
>    OpenRefine;
>    - Installing the OpenData plugin and opening the .csv file in JOSM;
>    - Installing the ToDo list plugin and adding the .csv file features to
>    ToDo list;
>    - And working through the .csv file features, referencing against
>    aerial imagery and OSM data and either adding keys and values to map
>    features or creating new map features.
> I think it would be great if this work was channeled through the HOT
> Tasking Manager. There would be many advantages. Tasking Manager:
>    - Would help portion up and distribute the work (could the .csv be
>    made downloadable from the Contribute tab?);
>    - Would ultimately allow contributions from around the world;
>    - Could host the step-by-step guide I am producing and
>    project-specific instructions;
>    - And would facilitate validation.
> I would love to chat with those fluent in the Tasking Manager to explore
> the possibilities.
> Best,
> Paul Stewart
> HOT and MSF-UK
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