[Talk-ht] Onboarding new mappers

Paul Williams pjwderby at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 12 14:12:22 GMT 2010

There is a huge amount more that can be done to improve the map in
Haiti in general.

Many of the rural areas are not mapped at all or only partially
mapped, with several villages or hamlets where no roads, tracks or
paths are shown that link these to other places.

Additional details can be added to the map such as landuse and mapping
individual buildings. We can make use of the high resolution aerial
imagery available in many areas to create a highly detailed map.

Also, there are many areas where the precision of the mapping of roads
etc (possibly where only low resolution imagery was initially
available) can be improved.

(Paul The Archivist)

On 12 February 2010 12:46, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Anthony
> Thanks for checking in ... I'm not sure what's the most pressing need right
> now .. can anyone suggest more tasks? Or are we reaching a plateau for now?
> -Mikel
> == Mikel Maron ==
> +254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> http://mapkibera.org/
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Haiti
> ________________________________
> From: Anthony Mintrup <tmintrup at sbcglobal.net>
> To: talk-ht at openstreetmap.org
> Sent: Fri, February 12, 2010 1:35:28 AM
> Subject: [Talk-ht] Onboarding new mappers
> I'm the point person at Crisis Camp Chicago for onboarding vols to help with
> mapping Haiti (though have no mapping experience). I've developed a 101
> guide based on info I've sifted through on wiki pages. For fun, I completed
> tutorials and attempted to practice so I could field questions from vols.
> However, it is difficult for me to find items that are not mapped. Seems
> like whatever I click on has been mapped and tagged. What am I missing? Are
> people just responding quickly to documented tasks and getting it done?
> Tony
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