[HOT] Mapswipe - whats happening with the data?

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 13:01:45 UTC 2017


But does it address the concern about how much effort is expended compared
to the value added?

Cheerio John

On 26 March 2017 at 08:44, Ralf Stephan <gtrwst9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Search is your friend. Searching for Mapswipe yields eg
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/2521
> where clearly the tiles are preselected. Also the description: "The data
> are prepared by MapSwipe"
>
> Regards,
>
> On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 2:40 PM john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I seem to recall the same area is mapswiped by four different people
>> before a mapper maps it.
>>
>> Other than the size of the tile or which area to give priority to I think
>> the advantage is that people can do it anywhere on a smartphone.
>>
>> I would hesitate to say if it is worth doing or not.  In future there
>> might be a way to bring something into OSM via a review process.
>>
>> Cheerio John
>>
>> On 26 March 2017 at 08:22, Hakuch <hakuch at posteo.de> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> On 26.03.2017 14:13, john whelan wrote:
>> > My understanding is that mapswipe is only used to identify where to map.
>> > Not to contribute to the map.
>> >
>> > Cheerio John
>>
>> of course there is no data transmitted to OSM, but how is the data (I
>> mean, marked tiles) used after I transmitted it? How much is it worth to
>> do that mapswiping?
>>
>>
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