[HOT] The idea of (advanced) JOSM "practice projects"

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 18:40:43 UTC 2017

Perhaps it is just me but when I validate I also clean up so I get plenty
of mapping practice.

Cheerio John

On 6 Dec 2017 1:36 pm, "Bjoern Hassler" <bjohas+mw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear friends,
> in supporting JOSM mapper with new skills (for more specialised tasks) I
> converged on the idea of "tailored practice projects", allowing JOSM
> mappers to learn and practice (more advanced) skills.
> See e.g. and
> https://tasks.hotosm.org/project/3296
> https://tasks.hotosm.org/project/3899
> together with instructions at http://tiny.cc/mmjosm
> I am not sure whether this idea has legs yet, but perhaps some of you
> would like to feed back?
> Clearly the projects ultimately run out of tiles, but they could be cloned
> to other areas that need those skills for mapping? Also clearly, while they
> are very useful in other ways, they don't respond to current emergencies.
> However, through the practice projects, mappers learn skills that can then
> be used in emergencies.
> The instructions provided are tailored to the task, but would easily carry
> over to another similar ask.
> Feel free to try this out, and let me know what you think!
> Bjoern
> PS: We have another JOSM script for marking residential areas. So if
> somebody has a project where that needs doing, that could be another
> practice project. The idea could be to add the residential areas through a
> script, but only do this at the validation stage. Thus the validator also
> gets to map, rather than just checking. Let me know if you do residential
> areas somewhere, and we could discuss.
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