[HOT] LearnOSM updates - Mapathon guide for organisers, Quick Access links and HOT-tips for new mappers

Katja Ulbert katja.ulbert at hotosm.org
Mon Feb 13 11:41:10 UTC 2017

Congratulations to everybody involved:-) this is amazing and so very 
useful (just downloading the mapathon checklist!)



On 12/02/2017 18:58, Nick Allen wrote:
> Hi all,
> http://learnosm.org/en/ has had a few updates!
> My thanks to the whole team who have done such a great job on 
> improving the site recently. It's a team effort with work by many 
> people, who help to make it all happen. I'll mention a few names, and 
> can only apologise to those I miss - the help, feedback and advice is 
> terrific - please keep it up!
> *Technical updates* that now give us a dropdown list for the 
> translations, a 'Quick access' list for those items we think will be 
> helpful to new mappers, and colour changes for sections of the menu 
> visited  (Michael Heißmeier).
> *Organising a mapathon* with downloadable checklists (Ralph Aytoun, 
> Michael Heißmeier & others)
> A new section *'HOT-tips'*  aimed at helping new mappers get started 
> using the Tasking Manager and iD editor. Validators may also find it 
> useful if looking for a guide to link to when sending feedback. 
> Sections include *tracing round buildings 
> (*http://learnosm.org/en/hot-tips/tracing-round-buildings/*)*, tracing 
> *rectangular buildings*, saving your work, copying and pasting etc.. 
> Links are included to short training video's . (Many of the people in 
> this list may not realise how influential their help and advice was in 
> producing this section; Tyler Radford, Blake Girardot, Bryan Housel, 
> Ralph Aytoun, Suzan Reed, Sam Colchester, Michael Heißmeier, John 
> Whelan, Andrew Wiseman, Laura O'Grady & others).
> *Translations - a special thanks to the translators* who help to 
> produce the guides within LearnOSM, but also make the iD editor, 
> Tasking Manager & countless other guides and resources available 
> throughout the world. It amazes me how diverse the languages are 
> spread, with people throughout the world reading the site. If you 
> would like to help with translations, please go to 
> https://www.transifex.com and search for HOTOSM.
> New members of the team are always welcome and the only qualification 
> needed is a willingness to help - feedback and advice is especially 
> welcome!
> Regards
> Nick (Tallguy)
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Katja Ulbert
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team HOT
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