[OSM-talk] Annotated Haiti video
ymoisan at cooptel.qc.ca
Sat Feb 20 15:17:04 GMT 2010
I watched the OSM animation  showing edit activity a few days before
and a couple of weeks after the earthquake. It's great ! However, I
think some sort of factual annotations (voice or maybe superimposed
images ?) would be very helpful to convey how useful the edits were.
What I mean by factual annotations is anything that would explain the
"white flashes". I know there aren't such big flashes as the ones I saw
on another animation (a year of edits 200? showing India flashing and a
few US states) but there are some noticeable ones. It could be just
flashing the number of nodes/ways/whatever added/edited. Or it could be
adding the name of NGO's or organizations that either contributed data
(for a specific flash ?) or benefited from it by loading it on their GPS
units. Maybe some free floating and moving div with a tag cloud
containing organization names ?
I am asking this for a very selfish purpose : I was asked to do a short
presentation of OSM at a meeting and I'd love being able to tell the
audience what use the data was. The video definitely shows how
responsive the OSM community was with respect to the earthquake. I'd
like to go further and link some of the data editing activities with its
usefulness in the field.
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