[HOT] Community chat on field mapping management application | April 18

Nate Smith nate at hotosm.org
Tue Apr 18 13:07:10 UTC 2017

As a reminder, we’re holding a community chat in *1 hour (14:00 UTC)* in
the HOT Slack #field-campaigner channel. This will be a text chat and we’ve
assembled a short agenda and document to walk through:


We’re going to take the time to talk through the problems that we’re trying
to solve and discuss any technical or non-technical considerations for each
of these problems.

If you can’t join, feel free to jump into the document to contribute.
Please add your name next to your comment and we can follow up.


On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Nate Smith <nate at hotosm.org> wrote:

> Hello OpenStreetMappers -
> HOT is at the very beginning stages of scoping out the concept of a new
> field mapping organizing application -- managing field mapping at scale.
> The idea stems from the need to help local mappers organize and encourage
> high-quality data collection on the ground with other local mappers. Local
> mapping can be organized through a local OSM group, or local mapping can be
> organized via an organization that wants to coordinate its volunteers or
> staff. A gap exists to help facilitate and manage how to focus editing OSM
> in the field.
> The purpose of this application is help manage field mapping in OSM and
> we’re looking for input. To do this, we’re looking to support
> functionalities such as connecting to different (mobile) data collection
> apps, automated metrics and error checking, and data review workflows.
> *HOT will host a community chat at 14:00 UTC on Tuesday, April 18 to
> discuss this project. *Have you organized field mapping efforts in your
> community? Or have you mapped your local community but were curious to know
> what else is important for your community to map? Please join the community
> chat to give input.
> This will be a text chat on HOT’s Slack community, #field-campaigner
> channel. You can sign up and join for HOT’s Slack community at
> https://hotosm-slack.herokuapp.com/.
> If you can’t make it, you can still contribute to the conversation or
> follow along on the project’s Github repo: https://github.com/hotosm/
> field-campaigner. You will find some initial wiki pages and issues for
> discussion.
> Thanks,
> Nate
> --
> Nate Smith
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> @nas_smith <https://twitter.com/nas_smith>

Nate Smith
@nas_smith <https://twitter.com/nas_smith>
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