[Imports] Thimphu City data import

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 14:46:54 UTC 2016

Hi, Frederik:

Thank you for your input.

This import (of better, data integration) is two fold:

First, we import building footprints through the tasking manager, by 
volunteers. No difference from a standard project were we trace 
buildings with aerial imagery, except that it will be done faster and, 
more important, with higher quality. There are already hundreds of 
buildings traced in Thimphu city that way.

Afterwards it's the import of street geometries and their names plus 

It's a good idea to wait for this second part until that tiny OSM 
community starts to walk (hopefully) at the beginning of August.

About HOT, I usually discuss imports in developing countries within the 
HOT mailing list. Not only because I think is a good mailing list with 
lots of experienced people in mapping in those kind of countries, but 
because it's also adviced in the imports guidelines wiki [1]: "Imports 
related to humanitarian issues, disaster response, or development should 
consult the HOT (ideally on the HOT Mailing list)."




On 06/07/16 00:04, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 07/02/2016 01:40 PM, Rafael Avila Coya wrote:
>> A group of Kathmandu Living Labs is going to train local Bhutan people
>> in OSM mapping and build an OSM community in that remote and secluded
>> country. This import will complement the data.
> I suggest to do the import once you have built a viable community there,
> and then ask *them* what they think of the import.
>> As there isn't any local OSM community yet, we contacted the HOT mailing
>> list for opinions.
> The HOT list isn't a good replacement for discussing with local people.
> Bye
> Frederik

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