[OSM-talk-nl] Fwd: 25th July #Maplesotho International Mapathon

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Jul 14 16:59:24 UTC 2014

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From: Dave Corley <davecorley at gmail.com>
To: talk-nl at openstreetmap.org
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 18:06:37 +0100
Subject: 25th July #Maplesotho International Mapathon
First off, apologies for cross posting, trying to spread the word to
as large an audience as possible.

tl;dr, a group of Irish OpenStreetMap members are organising a
mapathon on 25th July to map large sections of Lesotho and we are
looking for individuals or groups to participate from around the
world. Presently we have 3 groups participating from Lesotho, Ireland,
& Germany.

We will be using the HOT tasking manager to coordinate 2 large tasks
- Rural - identify and map the outline of settlements, the major
routes to and from these settlements and any major features (rivers,
lakes etc)
- Urban - Trace building outlines and complete road networks

A bit of background....

In conjunction with Action Ireland Trust [1], a number of Irish OSM
members from Fingal County Council [2] traveled to Lesotho for a
number of weeks in 2013 and then again early in 2014 to assist and
train district planners in utilising OSM data. This was done in
agreement with the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftainship and
the Chief Physical Planner of Lesotho. The trip culminated in an
historic memorandum of understanding between Lesotho and Fingal County
Council [3]

Another group are planning to travel in early 2015 with the following
objectives as part of their visit:
- Create an OSM community in Lesotho by engaging with local
communities and providing training and guidance on surveying and
updating OSM
- Create a basemap of the country for use by all
- Create an evidence base for decision makers
- Create an awakeness of Urban Design

Further details can be found on the wiki page [4]


Dave (DaCor)

[1] - http://actionirelandtrust.ie/
[2] - http://www.fingalcoco.ie/
[3] - http://www.corr.ie/blog/4567078398/Fingal-County-Council-sign-historic-agreement-with-Lesotho-Government/7628289
[4] - http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lesotho_Mapathon

Martijn van Exel

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