Humanitarian OSM Team/Meetings/TrainingWG/2018-12-10

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Minutes of meeting of the Training Working Group of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Meeting commenced at 18:30 UTC Monday 10th December 2018 using the Mumble server, but IRC monitored.


Geoffrey Kateregga, Jess Beutler, Melanie Eckle, Michael Heißmeier & Ralph Aytoun


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Michael reported the access statistics for this year. 50% of all visitors navigated to English pages. The top score of the foreign languages was again Japanese which is unfortunate because the contents is several years old. Michael contacted Satoshi Iida (HOT voting member and active translator on Transifex) and now we gradually see an increase of current documents in Japanese.

As Indonesian is number four among the foreign languages he also contacted Yantisa Akhadi (HOT country manager for Indonesia) asking him for help to find translators, so far without reply. Jess said will follow up with him.

On the contents side the plans for 2019 include a revision of the mobile chapter and the data handling chapter because many tools saw several revisions since the guides were written, some tools disappeared, new ones came up. Michael will deal with QGIS and get in touch with Yantisa because HOT Indonesia has a good tutorial on this topic.

Jess will evaluate current OpenDataKit documentation on GitHub and report whether it is worth the effort to write a guide about this in LearnOSM or whether we should just link to the official documentation.

Melanie added that the group in Heidelberg has extensive experience with mobile data collection and she will try to raise documentation support there.

FYI: there is a spreadsheet compiled by Nick Allen which shows a matrix of guides and languages indicating their vintage. It had been dormant for a while and Michael brought it (hopefully) up-to-date again.

Other business

Minutes of previous meeting


Date of Next Meeting

7th January 2019, 18:30 UTC