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

Bjoern Hassler bjohas+mw at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 18:47:02 UTC 2017


Sure - and thanks for your feedback!

I guess the idea was to offer something different for validators - rather
than just mapping the same as the primary mappers, and fixing/completing,
they'd (in addition) get to use an interesting JOSM plugin, that builds
their advanced skills in JOSM. (While taking possibly problematic tasks,
such as inconsistently mapping residential areas away from beginner
mappers.)

Bjoern

On 6 December 2017 at 18:40, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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