[talk-ch] Help mapping non-mapped areas of Tajikistan

Stéphane Henriod s at henriod.info
Thu Aug 2 20:27:27 CEST 2012


Dear all

just wanted to thank you deeply for your involvement in the mapping of
Khorog!

Since yesterday, 100% of the town has been mapped and roughly 53% has been
validated

*A few statistics*:

Number of announced contributors (in the tasking manager)

9

Number of tasks (one task is a 200x200 meters area to map)

253

Elapsed time to reach full coverage (100% of Khorog mapped)

less than 5 days

Number of buildings mapped

2976

Average amount of buildings mapped in one hour

25

Also, in case you doubted that your involvement was useful, please refer to
the feedback I have received today:

*From within Tajikistan*:

*"Thanks for the work, its really valuable I believe."*

*"Looks very good.Thanks for this !!"*

*"This is FANTASTIC!!"*

*"The Khorog map is great!! I like to see the many details in this map
which is very good resolution at the same time. I have been playing around
with this to see how one could use it for various purposes. Will hope to
stay in touch to see how this map will improve. Thanks for sharing."*

*"very useful! Thank you!"*

*"great work!"*

*"Stéphane, the map you guys made is just amazing! Thank u soo much!"*

*"Amazingly beautiful!"*

*"Very practical "*

*From abroad*:

*"Nice job ! :-)"*

*"That's fantastic "*

*"Tweet this to the Pres. He'll love it... :) "*
So I wanted to bring those praises back to you :-)

Thanks again and I will come back to the list next time we have a major
mapping project :-)

Stéphane
--
"Le mot progrès n'aura aucun sens tant qu'il y aura des enfants malheureux"
-- Albert Einstein

"A journey does not need reasons. Before long, it proves to be reason
enough in itself. One thinks that one is going to make a journey, yet soon
it is the journey that makes or unmakes you." -- Nicolas Bouvier

Photos de voyages, photos de montagne: http://www.henriod.info



On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM, Stéphane Henriod <s at henriod.info> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> and thanks for your active involvement! I'm happy to see that the map
> of Khorog has dramatically improved since Saturday :-)
>
> Formally, there is no organisation behind this project... Just me and
> a couple of friends and ex-colleagues in Tajikistan.
>
> I have been living and working there for more than 2 years and still
> try to remain active and do some (hopefully) useful stuff!
>
> As Tajikistan is highly prone to natural disasters and suffers from a
> lack of available spatial data (that is necessary for disaster
> prevention and disaster relief), I have started this project as a
> show-case for NGOs and other institutions. Once the whole city is
> mapped, I will try to use it to demonstrate to those people how
> crowd-sourcing (and OSM) can be a very interesting option for some of
> their activities.
>
> That's for the story!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Stéphane
>
> On 7/30/12, Danilo <gezuru at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Stéphane
> >
> > Cool project :) I started working on the outskirts of the town and
> > contributed 35 tasks so far.
> >
> > Who's the organization behind this?
> >
> > Danilo
> >
> >
> >
> > On 30.07.2012 14:59, Stéphane Henriod wrote:
> >> Dear all
> >>
> >> I just realised that there was a typo in the URL for the imagery in my
> >> first message...
> >>
> >> The correct URL is:
> >>
> >> http://humadat.alwaysdata.net/tms/khorog/tiles/{zoom}/{x}/{-y}.jpg
> >>
> >> (it was already correct in the Tasking Manager... only my email was
> >> wrong)
> >>
> >> Sorry if some of you have tried to display it andhave received an error
> >> message
> >>
> >> Best,
> >>
> >> Stéphane
> >>
> >> On 7/28/12, Stéphane Henriod <s at henriod.info> wrote:
> >>> Dear all,
> >>>
> >>> I am using this channel to broadcast this information to all interested
> >>> mappers. We have bought and put online a high-resolution imagery of the
> >>> town of Khorog <http://osm.org/go/zxm5A1KA-->,in Tajikistan. Khorog
> >>> (30000
> >>> inhabitants) is located at the Afghan border, 2000m a.s.l. and is
> highly
> >>> exposed to natural disasters (earthquakes, avalanches, landslides...).
> >>> The
> >>> goal of our project is to build upon OSM to provide the first detailed
> >>> spatial database ever. Those data will then be used (amongst others)
> for
> >>> disaster risk reduction.
> >>>
> >>> If you wish to participate, here is some additional information:
> >>>
> >>> The first priority is to map:
> >>>
> >>>    - All roads / streets / alleys
> >>>    - All buildings
> >>>    - Main natural elements (riverbed, landcover...)
> >>>
> >>> In order to guarantee some harmonization, the most relevant tags for
> the
> >>> Tajik context are described and illustrated here:
> >>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Tajikistan/Tags
> >>>
> >>> Presets for JOSM have been developped as well and are available here:
> >>> http://humadat.alwaysdata.net/tms/khorog/preset/preset_tj.xml [How to
> >>> use
> >>> the presets in JOSM:
> >>> http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Help/Preferences/Map#TaggingPresets]
> >>>
> >>> The imagery is available as TMS here:
> >>> http://humadat.alwaysdata.net/tms/khorog/{zoom}/{x}/{-y}.jpg [How to
> add
> >>> a
> >>> TMS image in JOSM:
> >>> http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Help/Preferences/Imagery ]
> >>>
> >>> To avoid overlapping edits, it is advisable that mappers use the
> tasking
> >>> manager http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/44
> >>>
> >>> Thanks in advance for your help and don't hesitate to contact me,
> should
> >>> you have any question or comment.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>>
> >>> Stéphane
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> "Le mot progrès n'aura aucun sens tant qu'il y aura des enfants
> >>> malheureux"
> >>> -- Albert Einstein
> >>>
> >>> "A journey does not need reasons. Before long, it proves to be reason
> >>> enough in itself. One thinks that one is going to make a journey, yet
> >>> soon
> >>> it is the journey that makes or unmakes you." -- Nicolas Bouvier
> >>>
> >>> Photos de voyages, photos de montagne: http://www.henriod.info
> >>>
> >>
> >>
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>
> --
> --
> "Le mot progrès n'aura aucun sens tant qu'il y aura des enfants malheureux"
> -- Albert Einstein
>
> "A journey does not need reasons. Before long, it proves to be reason
> enough in itself. One thinks that one is going to make a journey, yet soon
> it is the journey that makes or unmakes you." -- Nicolas Bouvier
>
> Photos de voyages, photos de montagne: http://www.henriod.info
>
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