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

Njai Joe joenjai37 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 14:17:43 UTC 2017


Hello Paul,

I happened to notice that you mention this in your "...current projects
around the refugee crises in northern Uganda ...." How may be of help since
am close to northern part of Uganda tobe specific Masindi.Any response is
welcomed.

Thanks

On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 1:56 PM, 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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