[Talk-gh] [HOT] Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana Address/Street Data

Saviour Gidi profsaviour at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 09:06:32 UTC 2016


thats great development so far. Am in accra so i can help them.



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*Saviour Gidi | Research Assistant | Remote Sensing and Geographic
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On 16 June 2016 at 04:51, Enock Seth Nyamador <kwadzo459 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Kate,
>
> Any updates on the above subject?
>
> Best,
>
> - Enock
>
> On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 4:13 PM, Sylvester Adjapong <adjapongs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>> This has always been an issue regards to government data in Ghana.
>> There's alot of geodata available in silos with various government
>> institutions and not knowing what to do with it.
>>
>> I worked on the Ghana street naming protect with some of the districts in
>> Ghana. They were not willing to give out the data to Google or
>> OpenStreetMap although I tried explaining the benefits to them. Am glad
>> they are willing now.
>>
>> We could have alot of data to import to OpenStreetMap if they agree to
>> release the data. Maybe a training on how to do that technically will help
>> as well how to help update it will be of great benefit to these planning
>> officers.
>>
>> Will be interested to see how things go with this one. Am currently also
>> in the Western Region-Takoradi.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Sylvester
>> On May 25, 2016 3:35 PM, "Kate Chapman" <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks Enock for the link and offer of help.
>>>
>>> Jo, to answer your question I don't think they are going to be willing
>>> to update the data themselves. Originally when I met the group they were
>>> really just trying to figure out how to donate their data to Google. I
>>> suggested why not also make it available for OpenStreetMap and they agreed.
>>> I'm aware of the import process and I was hoping someone would be able to
>>> walk them through both the social and the technical aspects of the process.
>>>
>>> -Kate
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Enock Seth Nyamador <
>>> kwadzo459 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Oops,
>>>>
>>>> Link: www.floodriskaccra.com
>>>>
>>>> - Enock
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Enock Seth Nyamador <
>>>> kwadzo459 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Kate,
>>>>>
>>>>> Am here. Right in Tarkwa, 1.5 hours from Takoradi. Good to hear. Just
>>>>> closed from a workshop in Accra and was talking about how difficult
>>>>> institutions in Ghana find it giving out data. as part of Project Flood
>>>>> Risk [1] which used OSM as their base map.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ready to help with this as usual.
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. projectfloodriskaccra
>>>>>
>>>>> Best,
>>>>>
>>>>> - Enock
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Jo <winfixit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Another important aspect is keeping that data current and up-to-date.
>>>>>> Are they prepared to (learn how to) do that part themselves? Would they
>>>>>> consider to start using OpenStreetMap as the repository of their data?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Polyglot
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2016-05-24 15:22 GMT+02:00 Jo <winfixit at gmail.com>:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If I can have a look at the data, I can look into the technical
>>>>>>> side. Are they prepared to release the data without restrictions?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Polyglot
>>>>>>> Op 24-mei-2016 3:03 PM schreef "Kate Chapman" <kate at maploser.com>:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm talking to an organization that has collected address and street
>>>>>>> data for Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana. They are potentially interested in
>>>>>>> giving the data to OSM. I'm wondering if there is a volunteer here who
>>>>>>> would be able to guide them through the import process both from a
>>>>>>> community and technical stand point.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> To be clear I don't think they want to do the import themselves,
>>>>>>> they more would like to "donate" the data.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Kate
>>>>>>>
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