11 January 2015 | drake354
Its nearly a year since I started working with Fingal County Council on the #MapLesotho project and in that time a number of great milestones and activities have been completed so of which are:
Last July a huge mapathon with users from around the world added over half a million nodes of data for Lesotho
In Sept we had a mapping party in the Lesotho Embassy in Dublin with the Irish OSM community
A dedicated website has been setup - http://maplesotho.wordpress.com/
A series of classes where held with school children in Dublin teaching them to map and getting them involved in #MapLesotho
A number of Irish OSM members / Fingal County Council staff are heading to Lesotho for 2 weeks from Feb 06th to 20th to work on the following:
We’ve still got 2 tasks running in the HOT tasking manager since last July’s mapathon which we’ve been silently tipping along on.
Urban Task (mostly buildings) - 52% complete - please focus on Maseru if choosing this one
Rural Task (mostly rivers, streams, roads) - 90% complete -
With all of this in mind, a number of the folks in Lesotho have set next Friday Jan 16th as a date for the next #MapLesotho mapathon. A large group are coming together in Dublin in the Fingal Council offices to carry out a supporting mapathon.
We are looking for other groups around the world to again join in with us in our mapathons.
Organise you own mapathon / mapping party
Although it would be nice, it doesn’t have to be on the same date so chose a date that suits you
Promote #MapLesotho among your local OSM community. Drop a mail to your local mailing list or see if there are a few folks meeting up, they might like to work on this at their meetup
Join in anytime! The 2 tasks listed above have been running since July so feel free to just jump straight in and take a tile or two.