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#MapLesotho - Fantastic Day with a serious number of edits!

Posted by RustyB on 28 July 2014 in English (English)

The 25th of July proved to be fantastic day for the all! We had teams working in Fingal, Maseru, Muenster, Qacha's Nek, Katowice, USA and Canada. The edits were coming in thick and fast. Some 220,000 nodes were created on the day alone, made by 106 OSM users.

The key tool used were the tasking manager from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap and the iD editor on osm.org. We promoted the use of iD as it has a very simple learning curve, where users can be shown how to create areas, lines and points; how to assign the attributes and commit to the database.

To keep people going I found it was very useful to the brilliant live changes map from osmlab. You can see it in action in this short video I have prepared showing some the work done in Muenster. Checkout our youtube video of this in action. Imgur

Finally to show some of the progress made during the day here in Muenster, we focused on an area in in the south west of lesotho called Mohales Hoek. You can see that the area really did not exist on the map before. image of mohales hoek

Afterwards, although we have not completed all of the tasks, we will be pitching in on Tuesday night for another #MapLesotho with MissingMaps, MSF and the British Red Cross to polish of the remaining tasks.

image of mohales hoek after

To all the users who contributed, a MASSIVE Thank YOU! There are still many, many tasks to complete. If you would like to help out #MapLesotho please see http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/599 and http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/597. Choose a tile and map away :)

Location: Dom, Altstadt, Münster-Mitte, Münster, Regierungsbezirk Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, 48143, Germany, European Union

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