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1000 Edits (changesets), Monsoons, and more

Posted by russdeffner on 1 July 2013 in English (English)

It's been a fairly good weekend; my side of the divide has received some actual soaking rains (of course scattered/typical CO afternoon 'monsoons' also with hail and lightning) for several days now. Although it’s not quite the same story on the western slope and the call for mapping continues; see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2013_Colorado_Wildfire_Season

I also hit 1000 edits today, or what I think should more accurately be called/is changesets; I think a better milestone is having edited 500K nodes (which I’m around 350). Anyway, I digress…

Just wanted to chart a few things:

  • I still have on the agenda, a quick recap of SOTM-US (and the follow-up in Denver); maybe just another diary entry.

  • Now that I’ve pretty much done all I can to help HOT create the Guide and Code, I starting helping the Activation working group, first by attending the meeting the other day; and of course I volunteered to help do something; so I’ll be working with Andrew Buck on humanitarian mapping project (HMP) ‘templates’ (as HMP’s basically have to come first), hopefully we’ll have something in a few weeks; ready to deploy by basically anyone (more to come).

  • And because I finally think I can relax a bit on the CO fire mapping situation, I can start working on documenting it. I’m not quite sure what medium I want to use, but expect it to be pretty directly pro OSM/HOT; but professional (maybe a bit salesman-ish) and most importantly, hopefully it will help gain interest in OSM for emergency use (obv. with a wildfire lean).

Location: Weminuche Wilderness Area, Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States of America

Comment from russdeffner on 1 July 2013 at 04:52

My condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives today fighting the fire in Arizona. I had only just posted this message and then say the news... what a shitty way to start this week.

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Comment from russdeffner on 1 July 2013 at 04:52

My condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives today fighting the fire in Arizona. I had only just posted this message and then saw the news... what a shitty way to start this week.

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