[talk-ph] intro to Kaart initiative in PH

Glen Scott paverne at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 11:13:22 UTC 2018


Nothing to offer by my own personal experiences....

I'm a regular user of GPS for navigation at home (Australia) in urban and
country environments.  I've noted in OSM (Philippines - specifically N-W
Pangasinan) two things that are undefined in 99% of roads, but used by the
routing engine - road surface and speed limit. With 99% of roads undefined
for surface and speed limit the route chosen by the GPS will be a lottery
as far as driving experience goes.  I guess the most critical would be the
ability to chose to avoid unpaved roads?  I've had a number of Garmin GPSs
and they always assume 80 km/h where the map has no defined limit.  Maybe
10+ years ago I had some experiences where the GPS would attempt to take me
on "short-cuts" over long-unused dirt tracks (in preference to the
highway!).  I guess this is the potential result of not defining the
surface at the very least.  Hard to tell the speed limit from satellite
imagery!

In the urban environment the most common and frustrating errors (Garmin
maps) would be undefined one-way streets.

My one attempt to navigate in the Philippines on OSM (~2008-2009) led me
into a military camp and some interested military personnel who directed me
back out the way I came in!  Gates are important but no always so easy to
see from space....

Cheers
Glen

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 5:40 PM, Erwin Olario <govvin at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Thank you for bringing this up, Maning. This is also a concern I've
> discussed with other mappers in the past, and this doesn't just apply to
> road navigation, but with other features, as well.
>
> The Mapbox data team is a pioneer in this road network initiatives in OSM,
> and we look up to your team for inspiration. 😉
>
> Our current (in the next few months) interest in PH road network
> improvement are low-hanging fruits (missing geometries, restrictions,
> turning lanes, etc), but in due time, we'd like to explore how to further
> improve road network data from OSM for naviation, etc. PH is only one of
> the many countries we're working in, so we need a more inclusive
> understanding of tagging nuances, too.
>
> I hope such a discussion can  attract more inputs from the wider
> community, especially those who've been lurking in the background, who
> follows the exchanges here, but for reasons known only to them, doesn't
> engage publicly.
>
> /Erwin
>
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 8:35 PM maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Erwin,
>>
>> Thanks for leading this work.  As many of you know, I work in Mapbox
>> and my primary focus is to make OSM navigable.
>> I wonder what would be the best approach in the context of driving in
>> the Philippines.
>> Would love to share notes and approaches.  One thing I have in mind (I
>> shared this during the meetup), while every country
>> has specific nuances tagging, there is a danger of making the tags too
>> specific as its difficult to create routing engines for each country.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:58 AM, Erwin Olario <govvin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Happy new year everyone.
>> >
>> > In case some of you are wondering about some of my recent changeset
>> comments
>> > with the phrase,  "Better PH data with #Kaart", I've recently linked up
>> with
>> > Kaart [0], and their initiative to improve OSM data in the Philippines.
>> >
>> > One of the things we'd like to tackle is road network improvement,
>> initially
>> > in Metro Manila, and later (maybe soon?), expanding to other regions.
>> >
>> > Improvements that are intended to be addressed include the following:
>> > * Adding missing roads
>> > * Improving road attributes (names, lanes, restrictions, etc.)
>> > * Correcting road connectivity issues
>> > * Improving road classification consistency according to OSM guidelines
>> and
>> > local convention
>> > * Correcting road alignment issues
>> > * Other one-off fixes
>> >
>> > Of course, we intend to work closely with the community, and other
>> > stakeholders, especially at the local level.
>> >
>> > We also hope to organize, or lead, activities for developing technical
>> > skills, and enhancing collaboration, and community mapa-thons.  Think of
>> > this as an extension of my earlier MapAmore [1] initiatives.
>> >
>> > The tasking for Metro Manila [2] is now up, and is hosted by HOT Tasking
>> > Manager instance, and open to all interested contributors.
>> >
>> > In tomorrow's meet-up, I'll take the opportunity to elaborate on this
>> > initiative tomorrow. I'm looking forward to hear your feedback, and to
>> > answer any questions here, or directly by email.
>> >
>> > I also hope for your usual helpful collaboration, and support.
>> >
>> > Kind regards,
>> > Erwin
>> >
>> >
>> > [0]: http://kaartgroup.com/
>> > [1]: https://github.com/mapamore
>> > [2]: https://tasks.hotosm.org/project/3997
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> >
>> > /Erwin Olario
>> >
>> > e: erwin at ngnuity.xyz | v/m: https://t.me/GOwin | s:
>> https://mstdn.io/@GOwin
>> >
>> >
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>>
>> --
>> cheers,
>> maning
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>>
>
>
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>
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>
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