[Osmf-talk] Humanitarian work (was: 2018 a third episode...)

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 13:34:36 UTC 2018

I think there's a lot of positive talk in this thread. My question would be
"who would run / work on / be in the working group?" But at the same time I
see plenty of people on the HOT list who want to do humanitarian work with
OSM without being a part of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, so think
there's a strong chance this would work.

I would be happy to see a space where HOT can work with the other groups
mentioned here, and elsewhere, on common problems / goals without being all
part of the same 501(c)(3).

Cheers, Joseph

On Sat, 15 Dec 2018 at 13:30, Gregory <sotm at livingwithdragons.com> wrote:

> Christoph,
> What would be wrong with HOT dominating the OSMF Humanitarian Working
> Group?
> I imagine there would be a lot of overlap of personnel.
> The personnel would likely be sharing tools and communication methods at
> times. For example, it would be terrible for a project to have two tasking
> managers/systems, with trying to understand where had/hadn't been mapped.
> Deciding the remit/description of the WG would be an interesting task, and
> decide what communication and work took place within the WG rather than
> other/existing external places.
> From the Western World,
> Gregory.
> On Sat, 15 Dec 2018 at 13:18, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>
> wrote:
>> On Saturday 15 December 2018, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> >
>> > Perhaps this should change! Why don't we accept the fact that HOT is
>> > only one of many groups doing humanitarian work, and embrace the
>> > topic ourselves. Let us create a "humanitarian working group" of the
>> > OSMF which is then our go-to group for anything humanitarian, and
>> > this working group can then either have small projects of their own,
>> > or advise third parties, or interface with HOT and other groups where
>> > necessary. If it works well, then this group could also provide
>> > advice and coordination for humanitarian mapping projects in general.
>> That would only work if it is ensured that HOT (or any other single
>> organized interest group) does not dominate the working group -
>> neither in terms of personell nor in terms of work culture.  I have my
>> doubts this is feasible - but if it is that would be great.
>> --
>> Christoph Hormann
>> http://www.imagico.de/
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