Samson Ngumenawe is another Open Data Enthusiast from Uganda based in Kampala. He studied Cartography at the Institute of Survey before joining Kyambogo University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Land Economics. He has been engaged with OpenStreetMap since 2015 bridging OpenStreetMap communities in Uganda before Joining HOT as the Data Quality Coordinator.
HOT's Approach to OSM Data Validation for Earthquake Response Mapping
Because OpenStreetMap is a crowd-sourcing project where everyone can freely contribute to the map, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has devised measures to support high-quality crowd-sourced OSM data. We have a four step validation process to ensure that the data created for emergencies like the current Turkey and Syria earthquake response is fit for use.
Tips for Mappers from the HOT Data Team
Whether you just started mapping to support the earthquake response in Turkey and Syria or if you have been mapping for years, it is always helpful to read tips and watch tutorials to improve your skills and maintain best practices. Here are some top tips from members of the HOT Data Team.
HOT Data Quality Updates for March 2023
To support organizations that use OpenStreetMap data for disaster response, the HOT Data Team is strengthening our data quality and fitness measures.
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