Tasking Manager

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Tasking Manager
HOT Tasking Server Job.png
Source code: https://github.com/hotosm/tasking-manager/

Tool for teams to coordinate mapping on OpenStreetMap. The screenshot shows a project progress overview of the Tasking Manager.

The Tasking Manager is a tool for coordination of volunteers and organization of groups to map on OpenStreetMap. It was initially designed and built by and for the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT), and is nowadays used by many other communities and organizations. The purpose of the tool is to divide up a mapping job into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly. It shows which areas need to be mapped and which areas need the mapping validated. This approach facilitates the distribution of tasks to the various mappers. It also allows control of the progress and the homogeneity of the work done (i.e. elements to cover, specific tags to use, etc.).

You can see the tool in action: log into the widely used HOT Tasking Manager and start mapping. Check the HOT Tasking Manager Organizations page to see a list of organizations which are present on HOT's Tasking Manager.

For information on how to use the Tasking Manager please review the manuals on LearnOSM. When creating a project in the Tasking Manager, you may want to have a look on the default instructions for tagging roads, buildings, waterways.

The Tasking Manager is Free and Open Source Software and is continuously maintained and actively further developed by a community. The source code is on Github: https://github.com/hotosm/tasking-manager and inquiries, issues and bugs also managed there.

Operational installations of the Tasking Manager

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