The Importance of Data Quality in Humanitarian Mapping

Key points:

  • What aspects of data quality are most important to end data users? (Level of detail vs. precision vs. completeness vs. consistency.)
  • What are approaches to creating data quality, such as validation, tools like Maproulette, and the training of mappers?
  • How do we institutionalize data quality in workflows and culture?


06:00 UTC Session


  • Tommy Charles – OSM Sierra Leone and Youthmappers


  • Shamillah Nassozi – OSM Uganda
  • Michael Heißmeier – HOT Training WG
  • Feye Andal – OSM Philippines & UP Resilience Institute
  • Carter Draper – iLab Liberia

16:00 UTC Session


  • Arnalie Vicario – HOT Community Working Group


  • Ralph Aytoun – HOT Global Validation Lead / Missing Maps UK
  • Martijn van Exel – OSM US Board / MapRoulette
  • Laura Avelino – Canadian Red Cross