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Maps for disaster plan - Local bodies

On September 18, 2020, KSDI project manager, Arun has communicated to OSM Kerala community members about Maps for disaster plan. (in osmkerala telegram group).
Local bodies in Kerala are preparing disaster plans. For most of them it is a first time experience. Under mapathon program, we are planning to facilitate a review of OSM maps by local bodies to see if it has all the major entities discussed in the disaster plan are mapped. First pilot will be in Karakulam Gramapanchayath this Saturday. For pilot, KSDI will help them fix the gaps. The process will be - each ward member of the local body will fix up a meeting with volunteer. Volunteer will show OSM map of the area to ward member and/or a person who is familiar with ward suggested by the ward member. Missing entities will be identified and will be mapped by the volunteer.

A district level team to coordinate mapathon local activities in being planned. If we can have at least one OSM volunteer to join the coordination group for each district that would be useful.


[naveenpf on telegram] 1. What is the role and responsibilities of OSM volunteer ?
[Arun on telegram] The district level team has the collective responsibility of planning mapping programs in that district, help conduct them, suggest locally relevant activities, network with other organisations to get more inroads for osm
[naveenpf on telegram] 2. How many hours of engagement per week ?
[Arun on telegram] It depends on how good the district level team works, if they do good job more time not so good, less time. For osm kerala it is an opportunity to get engaged and grow itself.
[naveenpf on telegram]3. Can my engagement attributed to OSM Kerala community as a member ?
[Arun on telegram] There is no issue in attribution.
[naveenpf]4.What will be the duration of the project ? Start date of the engagement and end date of the engagement ? --naveenpf 06:34, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

[naveenpf]5. What will be the communication method with the community ? The past concerns from raised by both Kerala and India Community was not even acknoledged and there were no response. -- naveenpf 06:34, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

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AGF, this looks good opportunity for the OSM Kerala community members. Our engagement with local self government will definitely improve the data quality in OSM. -- naveenpf 01:23, 19 September 2020 (UTC)


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  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. engagement with LSG will be good for OSM Kerala community. --naveenpf 04:47, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Arkarjun (talk) 14:52, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Manojk (talk) 18:11, 21 October 2020 (UTC)


Volunteering for LSG coordintion

Sl No Volunteer name District Name Comments
1 System-users-3.svgNaveenpf (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Thrissur district 1-2 hours per week for next six months
2 System-users-3.svgArkarjun (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Palakkad District 1-2 hours per week for next six months
3 User icon 2.svgManojk (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Kannur District 1-2 hours per week for next six months