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

Kevin Bullock kbullock at digitalglobe.com
Mon Apr 25 15:58:05 UTC 2016


Hi all - I am working with OSM-Benin on behalf of DG to see if we can do something creative; I would rather see this crowdfunding be used for on the ground verification resources.

Best, Kevin Bullock




On 4/25/16, 9:25 AM, "althio" <althio.forum at gmail.com> wrote:

>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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