[Talk-ug] Using OSM Mapping to solve land conflicts in Rural Areas

Thijs Kuiper thijskuiper21 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 12:03:46 UTC 2014


I think modern day GPS units are far more accurate than 4 metres.

Best,
Thijs

On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Carl Kigundu <c.kigundu at iee.org> wrote:

>  Also since these days GPS is about  4 metres accuracy at the best of
> times, recording these points would be
>
> futile where sub 30 cm accuracies are required to resolve a wrangle.
>
>
>
> Once you put a fix on a location at the best of times with an accuracy of
> 4 metres, the next time you go there
>
> with a best of times accuracy again there is a good chance the point is up
> to 8 metres away from where you fixed it !
>
>
>
> With the march of tech, we could be at 10cm accuracy in 10 years, but at
> those levels we would still have wrangles. !
>
>
>
> -Carl
>
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> *From:* Thijs Kuiper [mailto:thijskuiper21 at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* 24 September 2014 14:45
> *Cc:* talk-ug at openstreetmap.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Talk-ug] Using OSM Mapping to solve land conflicts in
> Rural Areas
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm not sure how OSM maps are valued in court during land issues. Reinier
> mentioned the fact of OSM being open, meaning everyone can change
> (manipulate) these maps to their advantage. I'd like a lawyer's opinion
> regarding this subject. Does anyone know a lawyer who specializes in land
> issues?
>
> Best,
> Thijs
>
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Reinier Battenberg <
> reinier.battenberg at mountbatten.net> wrote:
>
> Hi Geoffrey,
>
> OSM can help greatly in mapping the situation as-is. Where the roads,
> rocks,
> trees etc etc are.
>
> It can then be used to put the discussion about legal boundaries in
> context of
> the real world. OSM, by nature of being open, is not suitable to actually
> manage disputes.
>
> just my 2 cents.
>
> Rgds,
>
> Reinier
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sunday 21 September 2014 21:47:59 Kateregga Geoffrey wrote:
> > During the recently concluded Mapping Day road trip in Eastern Uganda  we
> > met an NGO who would like to use mapping to help solve one of the biggest
> > problems in their community "Land Wrangles". What do you think is the
> best
> > way to use OSM / Mapping to solve this problem?
>
> --
> rgds,
>
> Reinier Battenberg
> Director
> Mountbatten Ltd.
> www.mountbatten.net
> tel: +256 758 801749
> twitter: @batje
>
>
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