[OSM-talk] Crowdfunding for OpenStreetMap in Bénin : 275km² high resolution satellite imagery for Cotonou by 1-May 2016!
mikel.maron at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 16:28:25 UTC 2016
That's awesome Kevin. Totally agree, funds can be used for mapping parties and motorcycle fuel! Let me know if Mapbox can help here too, willing to look into it. * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
On Monday, April 25, 2016 12:01 PM, Kevin Bullock <kbullock at digitalglobe.com> wrote:
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:
>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.
>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>
>>> 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.
>>> Nicolas on the behalf of the Association OSM Bénin et the collective
>>> = 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" (,) is lead by
>>> the Association OpenStreetMap Bénin (OSMBénin)  with the support of the
>>> collective Projet Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone (ProjetEOF) . 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
>>>  field data collections , as well as conducting information and
>>> outreach work tied to heavy training in GIS (QGIS) and mapping with OSM .
>>> 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" .
>>> - 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.
>>>  : http://fr.ulule.com/imagerie-cotonou/
>>>  :
>>>  : http://openstreetmap.bj/
>>>  : https://projeteof.org/blog/projet-eof/
>>>  : https://twitter.com/absaliou/status/566060712049770496
>>>  : https://twitter.com/agbadonou/status/719455286285570048
>>>  : https://twitter.com/agbadonou/status/677513770214801410
>>>  :
>>> 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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>>> talk at openstreetmap.org
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