infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr
Sat Aug 9 20:39:50 UTC 2014
Small devices either GPS or smatphones can do the job.
Etrex GPS are still bought for the various training missions organized. At the same time, we see a progress of smarphones among the small devices.
With HOT, either for Training sessions like in Lubumbushi this spring, or for teams in context of humanitarian emergencies, we have a few reports that this is useful. At the same time, the progress is slow because the humanitarians are often not techies, have other matters to take care and the Packages (ie. Appl, specific menus for humanitarians, documentation, downloading imagery) not yet adapted to their context.
With the various functionalities of the smarphones applications (ie. audio notes, notes, pictures, POI's edit), I think that in the long term they offer quite a potential of bringing new contributors.
If you look at the wiki page for the Ebola Outbrreak, we assure to provide download services updated daily for both GPS and OSMAnd Android.https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2014_West_Africa_Ebola_Response#Offline_Navigation_on_Small_Devices
It would be interesting to study to which extent these various GPS and smarphones are used.
To progress with this, we need to adapt to the various groups contributing with such devices.
De : Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch>
À : osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
Envoyé le : Samedi 9 août 2014 13h43
Objet : Re: [Osmf-talk] Tanzania
Slightly off topic, but it is something that I've been wanting to ask
for a while: when we are talking about using devices in developing
countries to collect geo data, is a GPS still the device of choice, and
not low-end smart phones? I'm aware that the GPS devices naturally might
be provided by /borrowed from a third party.
18:41, schrieb Mark Iliffe:
> Hi Andy,
> I spend a lot of time in Tanzania and have done a bit of mapping there, one of my experiences has been the lack of current resources (like learnOSM) in Swahili. I’ll have a chat with my colleagues about this as there will be (soon I hope!) more OSM mapping in Tanzania.
> On 9 Aug 2014, at 15:58, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> I have
met someone from the Tanzania Development Trust, who has asked
>> for teaching resources for new OSM editors and data reusers, which
>> they can pass on to colleagues in that country.
>> What would you recommend? Do we have any active mappers or OSM
>> advocates in that country?
>> Andy Mabbett
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