[HOT] Data Collection

Robert Banick rbanick at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 04:10:05 UTC 2017

Hi Gertrude,

Some quick answers

   1. I would use OMK to collect private, linked data. It’s the best tool
   available at present.
   2. Unfortunately you’ll need to manually script connections between your
   private data and public data. My friend Ewan Oglethorpe did this for a
   project here in Nepal, you can reuse his code if you like.
   3. You should be able to create your own, custom survey with all the
   fields you like in OMK and ODK. You should use XLSForms to create these
   surveys as that will allow you to call osm data types.
   4. I believe conditional statements for OMK work the same as for ODK in
   XLSForms. (http://xlsform.org/)

I would also look at the OSM for Government page which discusses some of
the licensing issues:

This is a problem my team at the World Bank is looking into…but resolving
it will take some time. Developing a generic solution for everyone’s custom
private data needs is not easy!


On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 7:19 AM Yantisa Akhadi <yantisa.akhadi at hotosm.org>

> Hi Gertrude,
> I will try to answer some of the questions. For 1, I suggest to not put
> the data in OSM, although we can put private data using custom tag and it
> won't be rendered but people can still see it when they query the feature.
> I suggest to put private data in another platform and then put
> authentication (user+password) if they want to access it.
> Couple of years ago HOT develop Separate Data Store
> <https://github.com/hotosm/sds-server> for this purpose, so that we can
> store private data of an OSM object by linking it to their ID, yet I think
> this project is not actively maintained anymore. Alternatively we can use
> WebGIS platform which use OSM as its basemap and then put the private data
> as layer on top of it. We use this for several of our projects in
> Indonesia, although in our case the data is not private but you can surely
> put additional login mechanism if you only want specific people to access
> it. One example is how we use GIS Cloud to visualize flood report
> <https://openstreetmap.id/en/mengintegrasikan-aplikasi-geo-data-collect-gdc-dan-platform-gis-cloud-untuk-pelaporan-bencana/>
> from GeoDataCollect (an ODK Collect variant) app.
> Best,
> *Yantisa Akhadi (Iyan)*
> *Project Manager for Indonesia*
> *Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team*
> Tel: +62 81 5787 03388 <+62%20815-7870-3388>  Email: yantisa at hotosm.org
> hotosm.org | openstreetmap.id
> On 6 March 2017 at 22:22, Gertrude Hope <trudyhope7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I hope you are well,
> We are collecting data where by some of it is ok be made pubic and some
> private. In this regard I have some questions that I really need help with:
> 1. How can we make private data collected not to be displayed on OSM? (We
> are collecting both private and public data for example private toilets and
> public toilets).
> 2. How  can OSM be used along side private data, offline and the
> technical requirements *(how is OSM cloning done?)*
> 2. Is it possible to add more survey questions  under OMK and ODK?
> 3. How do you create conditional statements to be used in OMK and ODK?
> *N.B: *
> *a. Before we created conditional questions using kobotool box and were
> loaded into OMK and ODK. Our biggest challenge was we didn't call an osm
> data type and the results couldn't show the osm or coordinates attributes.*
> *Thank you for your response.*
> --
> Namitala Gertrude
> OpenStreetMap Zambia
> TruDigital Technologies
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