[Imports] Importing Kerala, India road network from Facebook's ML generated data

muzirian muzirian at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 14:44:45 UTC 2018


In late July 2018, severe flooding affected the Indian state of Kerala due
to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season.
It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century.Over 373 people
died within a fortnight, while at least 280,679 people were evacuated. It
is estimated that 1,247,496 people have found shelter in various relief
camps.

Disaster response websites using OpenStreetMap are the following:
    * Microid.in/keralaflood is used to identify flooded roads -
https://www.microid.in/keralaflood/
    * Keralarescue.in/map used to visualise rescue requests -
https://keralarescue.in/map/ , https://process.keralarescue.in/rescue

Facebook released road data generated with machine learning in Kerala  and
they offered help to mobilize their team to the data in OSM.
Please see the discussion here:  https://github.com/osm-in/mapping/issues/1

Our proposed plan is to allow FB mapping team to do the initial import
using their internal tools that takes care of conflation, connectivity
fixes, etc.
OSM-India community will then validate the imported data focusing on the
highway tagging following the India road tagging scheme:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/India:Tags/Highway

Looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

Kelvin
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