Talk:WikiProject Haiti/Mapping Coordination

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Diff Reports

It would be useful to have a key to assist in interpreting these large image files showing user activity. --Ceyockey 21:46, 18 January 2010 (UTC)


It would be useful to define boundaries of the important to map areas and corridores. show them in the osm-matrix. --Jan Tappenbeck 14:29, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

  • are in the define areas like [1] every street in residental-areas request ??? --Jan Tappenbeck 11:27, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Specific Tags

Did anybody create a special JOSM-Present for earthquake-tags ??

  • That is currently in development by Kate Chapman -DruidSmith 22:09, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

large open spaces to serve as relief operation areas

are large open spaces currently mapped? if yes: how? is there an explicit need for that? --Marc 06:52, 25 January 2010 (UTC)


when you look to the error-reports (C06) you see that many errors base on missing layer=-1 at waterway=*. i will diskus a generell waterway=-1 to Project Haiti!

They are many highway=ford on rivers that are unpraticable on big rain. Using a layer=-1 will push to avoid mapping the crossing between a stream or river and a highway=* --FrViPofm 10:27, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Highway designations

In OSMdoc, the following values are listed for haiti:type=*:

  • Autre Route
  • Nationale
  • Communale
  • None
  • Departmentale

Is there a convention for matching these values to primary/secondary/tertiary values for highway=*? If yes, then I would suggest adding Haiti to the countries table at Key:highway. If not, how do people feel about the following?

  • Autre Route → tertiary
  • Nationale → primary
  • Communale → tertiary
  • Departmentale → secondary

--Ceyockey 17:31, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

It looks good. But the frequency seems strange : Nationale : 38, Departementale: 27, communale: 37. It draws a very strange network ! Does it meen really something ?
--FrViPofm 21:59, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
The state of disrepair of the Haitian transportation network makes association between an OSM type representing a road feature set with a named Haitian road class unfortunately problematic. --Ceyockey 23:46, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
These haiti:* tags are data from the source of the original import. The values were mapped to the appropriate OSM keys at the time of import in 2009 (pre-earthquake) and were sourced from Haitian Government data. I would therefore suggest that no further action be taken SK53 00:37, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Could we have a record of the "values were mapped to the appropriate OSM keys" please? For instance, in the countries table at Key:highway? Thanks for considering this. --Ceyockey 12:43, 31 January 2010 (UTC)