[OSM-talk] problem with HOT mapping in Niger

John Whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon May 10 12:36:05 UTC 2021

I like the idea of simplified instructions for beginners so just adding 
something like "Please do not change any existing highway tags"  should 
work well.

I have noticed HOT Mapping is getting better over time.

Cheerio John

Pete Masters wrote on 5/10/2021 3:32 AM:
> Hi John and all, good catch - thanks for raising this!
> I flagged with the project originator (CartONG) and sent them a link 
> to this thread - they have already responded and are going to check 
> out the situation now.
> There is indeed compulsory onboarding / training for all groups 
> wishing to manage projects in the tasking manager... But, in this 
> case, CartONG have been building and managing good quality projects 
> for 5+ years, so I don't think it's down to lack of experience or care.
> Cheers,
> Pete
> On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 4:22 AM Martin Koppenhoefer 
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     sent from a phone
>     > On 9 May 2021, at 23:55, John Whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     > The instructions are in many ways fine if it applied to new
>     highway that were mapped as part of the project.
>     +1
>     Highway classification in areas you do not know well is quite
>     difficult, it may make sense for new roads to guess a class, but
>     the instructions should mention and put emphasis that you
>     shouldn’t change existing (possibly tagged with local knowledge)
>     highways unless you are familiar with the place on the ground.
>     Cheers Martin
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