Thank you very much for all your work on the OSM wiki.
For those that might not know, Philippe is very dedicated to improving
the OSM wiki as a whole to support translations and
internationalization much more effectively (in addition to better
organization). If you have ever had questions about how you can help
translate any OSM wiki page, Philippe is great person to ask.
Thank you again for all your hard work for OSM and HOT Philippe!
On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 2:58 PM, Philippe Verdy <verd...@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> Note: I'm recreating a categorization of HOT meetings minutes/logs, by
> working troup or by year, they are now being collected on hte wiki in
> (replace Training by the Working group name)
> (ordered by date)
> (ordered by date, includes also activation pages in that year, replace 2017
> for each year)
> I've already collected the minutes for two working groups: Training, and
> Activation, the others are being sorted.
> This can help have a log of HOT activities and keep track of past
> experiences to help building and organizing new activities and activations.
> Most of these pages were not categorized, and in fact hard to find. Next
> step will probably be to unify the naming scheme, but for now pages are not
> Once I have filled the categories for each working group, I may look at most
> populated categories to see if we need subcategories (there will probably be
> subcategories by year in
> (ordered by date)
> In which case we would have
> (ordered by date)
> (also added as a subcategory for
> and then there would be only two parent categories instead of 3 for each
> I've also organized the new "Category:Disasters" with some disaster types.
> Project pages for specific disasters by country/region and dates are also
> categorized in their respective categories for the coutry/region and in the
> Disaster type category (which have also some relevant subcategories for
> tagging or other OSM projects, not just HOT), in order to improve the
> cooperation between local teams and other thematic OSM groups or local
> For some countries/regions I created a "place" page with geolocation,
> wikipedia/wikidata, users/contacts, local meetings, and local projects.
> The purpose is to integrate all the efforts that share common needs or
> resources (even after the HOT event tracking) to improve the maps and have
> all projects followed by larger sets of contributors and make them aware of
> ongoing or pending actions, or know that there has been some HOT action in
> their area. It can be used as well to study how we all perform together, or
> to detect duplicate non-coordinated efforts. This can be used also by HOT to
> limit their field of action, or better evaluate what is needed and find
> local contacts more easily. It can be used to make statistic analysis,
> quality auditing, and so on: the wiki has lots of information which is not
> linked to relevant topics.
> Note: I include the possibility of coordinating languages (this is a long
> project started since months which also helps developping local communities
> in their language). I have improved also the number of languages supported
> in the wiki (not everything needs translation, but translation of specific
> pages is possible at any time and should be linked to other languages for
> all contents still not translated). So I have added recently support for
> South Asian languages, improved the categorization and linking in India
> (soon I'll structure the Bangladesh area). I've made major improvements for
> navigating the Caribbeans, Brasil and Mexico. I integrated the recent events
> in Oceania and Indonesia. Africa needs more work (but the problem is to find
> translators in African languages outside the 3 major languages: French,
> English, Arabic, possibly also Portuguese). Some core training pages are
> needed for non-Latin written scripts (notably Amharic), but also for
> Latin-written languages (Wolof and Lingala for example). Support for South
> African languages was also added (but not actual translations: I made the
> complex part so that translators and contributors don't have to start
> immediately to do the huge work needed to build the structure and align it
> to the rest).
> I did not forget Europe however (and not just the European Union). In
> general I make the structures on the wiki more regularized to help find
> relevant topics more immediately. I also resolve various linking problems
> people experiment when they try to organize their country/regions (Russia
> for example has some basic structure, which is still not uniform, but would
> require significant improvement: many "red links" everywhere). But I've made
> minimal changes to Russia because there are active contributors on the wiki
> that are slowly making this structuration.
> And more generalyl I fix various problems reported by Mediawiki itself or by
> helper templates that I have solidified. Now the wiki is very solid in
> English, French, German and Japanese, it starts being better organized for
> Italian, Dutch and Portuguese. Lots of efforts are needed for Russian and
> Chinese, but even more for Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Thai, and
> Indonesian (Vietnamese is better advanced) to have a good worldwide coverage
> with minimum efforts and more accessiblity to OSM projects by people
> worldwide. English should not be the single language for everything
> (including in India or Southern African countries).
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