[Talk-us] OSM-US tasking manager

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Sun Sep 14 04:52:36 UTC 2014

On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 9:09 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

>  Would it be possible to create new tasks on this?  Because I can think of
> a lot of stuff that's:
>    1. Hard for one person to do alone
>    2. Would go faster if other people knew about it
>    3. Would probably generate editing conflicts if done without some kind
>    of traffic controller preventing duplication of effort.
> Bonus points if this can be broken down and organized by tasks within a
> region (eg, someone could create a tasks like "create accurate route
> relations for all state routes in X" or "get lane counts for X", etc).
>  This would be especially useful here for me, since the Code for America
> brigade here is like, "Great, I know how to edit...what's something we can
> throw a chunk of the brigade at?" type stuff.

A Task Manager approach is what I had in mind. It would be do able to place
the data in small chunks on Tasking Manager for others to import. Biggest
concern I have is making sure that the import was high quality. For that it
would be nice to have local mappers involved. Not that I wouldn't mind
going back to Maui. It's just not in the budget!

I've heard from one person, who while not local, was going to pass the
request on. What is missing is a good way to communicate with mappers. I'm
guessing only a small fraction of mappers are represented on mailing lists.
I'm open to suggestions.


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