[OSM-talk] Crowdfunding for OpenStreetMap in Bénin : 275km² high resolution satellite imagery for Cotonou by 1-May 2016!

althio althio.forum at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 15:25:38 UTC 2016


John,

You can't blame people for looking for the best imagery around Cotonou, Bénin.
We are talking of the largest city in this country, 700 000+ inhabitants.

I don't find it very reasonable to propose another project 1000 km away.
The local mappers want to map their city, that's all.

Best,

- althio


On 25 April 2016 at 16:31, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There seems to be fairly reasonable free mapbox imagery of this area
> available.  There is a lot of very reasonable African imagery available that
> has not yet been mapped.
>
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/1087 is an example.
>
> Cheerio John
>
> On 25 April 2016 at 10:17, nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Below is the English translation of an email sent first to the
>> hot-francophone mailing list. It focuses on the first crowdfunding 100%
>> directed to OpenStreetMap in Western Africa. The project is run by the local
>> OSM association (OSM Bénin) with the support of the collective Projet Espace
>> OSM Francophone (ProjetEOF) to purchase 275km² high resolution imagery over
>> Cotonou, Benin economic capital.
>>
>> Enjoy the read and shall you be interested, join us! The crowfunding
>> closes May1, 2016: in 7 days, we still have to raise 550 Euros (25%). This
>> is an easy mean to make a big difference and have a huge OpenStreetMap and
>> opendata impact in Cotonou and Benin by helping significatively the mapping
>> of Cotonou by the Cotonou mappers who can then be supported remotely by the
>> global OSM community and the Western African groups in the first place.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Nicolas on the behalf of the Association OSM Bénin et the collective
>> ProjetEOF
>>
>>
>> = Crowdfunding for OpenStreetMap in Bénin : 275km² high resolution
>> satellite imagery for Cotonou by 1-May 2016! =
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> This crowdfunding "Imagerie Satellite pour OSM Benin" ([1],[2]) is lead by
>> the Association OpenStreetMap Bénin (OSMBénin) [3] with the support of the
>> collective Projet Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone (ProjetEOF) [4]. It aims
>> at purchasing around 275 km² high resolution imagery over Cotonou in a
>> license which allows for creating into OpenStreetMap geographical
>> information  about building, road network, hydrography and landuse.
>>
>> The mappers from Benin are active creating geographical data in
>> OpenStreetMap and thus improving the Free Map of this World via mapathons
>> [5] field data collections [6], as well as conducting information and
>> outreach work tied to heavy training in GIS (QGIS) and mapping with OSM [7].
>> Unfortunately they are missing on Cotonou high resolution imagery via the
>> Bing and MapBox layers. This forces the Benin OSM community to map Cotonou -
>> Benin economic capital - through field surveys only (GPS, Mobile phones and
>> FieldPapers), a long time and money intensive work. This takes us back to
>> the early ages of OpenStreetMap prior its members had access to high
>> resolution imagery through agreements with Yahoo, Microsoft Bing or
>> benefited from opendata programs.
>>
>> Shall this crowdfunding works well, this would be a major breakthrough for
>> the growth of OpenStreetMap in Cotonou and in Benin, as a matter of fact,
>> with this imagery purchased, hosted and accesible:
>>  - Not only the mappers from Bénin would be more efficient mapping Cotonou
>> and in a position to dedicate more time to non mapping activities such
>> information, outreach, building partnerships while continuing and expanding
>> the activities they had been carrying out in the rest of the country since
>> 2013 as one can read from the "Infolettre OSM Bénin" [8].
>>  - But for mapping Cotonou, they could benefit from the support of the
>> global OpenStreetMap community and specifically the Western African local
>> groups with whom strong relations have been established and numerous joint
>> mapping activities have been organized since 2013.
>>
>> The crowfunding closes in 7 days, we still have to raise 550 Euros (25%),
>> an easy mean to make a big difference and have a huge OpenStreetMap and
>> opendata impact by helping significatively the mapping of Cotonou by the
>> Cotonou mappers with the support of the global OSM community and the Western
>> African groups in the first place.
>>
>> To check the status of this crowdfunding project, stay tuned to the Ulule
>> platform, the OSM lists, the Wiki site of the OSM project in Bénin, blogs
>> and social media used by ProjetEOF (@ProjetEOF), OSMBénin (@OSMBénin) and
>> other Western African OSM collectives.
>>
>> Nicolas on the behalf of the Association OSM Bénin and the collective
>> Projet EOF.
>>
>> [1] : http://fr.ulule.com/imagerie-cotonou/
>> [2] :
>> https://projeteof.org/blog/crowdfunding-openstreetmap-au-benin-275km%C2%B2-dimagerie-satellite-haute-resolution-pour-cotonou-ce-1er-mai-2016/
>> [3] : http://openstreetmap.bj/
>> [4] : https://projeteof.org/blog/projet-eof/
>> [5] : https://twitter.com/absaliou/status/566060712049770496
>> [6] : https://twitter.com/agbadonou/status/719455286285570048
>> [7] : https://twitter.com/agbadonou/status/677513770214801410
>> [8] :
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:SOTMTG-COM-OSMBJ-contenu.pdf
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nicolas Chavent
>> Projet OpenStreetMap (OSM)
>> Projet Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
>> Projet Espace OSM Francophone (EOF)
>> Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
>> Mobile (CIV): +225 78 12 76 99
>> Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
>> Skype: c_nicolas
>> Twitter: nicolas_chavent
>>
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