In honor of May being Missing Maps month, we hosted a Humanitarian Open Street Map Mapathon!
We were led by the great folks at the local Missing Maps chapter. They provided a tutorial on getting started and then we mapped the night away. We all worked on the HOT OSM task 1789, in Western Swaziland. Check out pictures of our event here!
- Just map buildings (at least that was what our HOT area instructed)
- If you don’t know if its a building, map it anyway because its easier for QC people to remove erroneous data than to add missing data
- Use the quick square and quick circle options to make the shapes better
- Save work frequently
- Be sure to tag data (if its a building, tag it as a building)
Check out the Missing Maps website for lots more info!
Big thanks to:
Chase Stevens and Beth Carpenter for getting us mapping and giving out lots of Red Cross goodies!
Missing Maps for providing pizza!
King County for the use of their space!