Thai Community meet up with Grab & TomTom teams

Hello @sbaido,

thanks for remembering. Yes, let’s plan for another meeting. I hope with some lead time, others from the community will also find the time to join this time.
Any preference or restrictions from your side?

I myself would prefer a weekend, as this makes it easier for me to participate.


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I have asked a few community members before and Saturdays seemed a good fit. Afternoons are better if anyone joins from Europe. How about mid-late March?

Thank you @stephankn @julcnx,
Saturdays is ok with me.
First and 2nd week of March might suit me better if it’s ok with you

Both sounds fine for me. 1st week is still nearly a month away, so probably enough time ahead. So proposal is Saturday, 4th March in the afternoon (Thailand time)?

Sure @stephankn @julcnx.
@jinalfoflia? does March 4th suit you?

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Hello again,

@stephankn @Mishari @julcnx : 6:00pm Thailand time on March 4th 2023

[Meetup link](Click here to join the meeting)


Hello folks,

This works perfectly. See you all on 4th of March. Thank you, Salim for helping set this up! Looking forward to the meet-up!


Only a few days left until our next community meet.
I hope that all of you have already marked the date in the calendar.

If you won’t be able to join our call but you have a point you would like to have discussed, feel free to contact me beforehand. I will then do my best to have your points covered.
So all: Feel encouraged to collect discussion topics for the upcoming call.


Topics I feel would be relevant based on the latest community discussions:

  • Missing Data: what should be low and high priorities?
  • MapRoulette and alternatives: what’s the best way to crowdsource filling of missing data?
  • Access Restrictions and Unconnected Highways: clarifications

Talk to you all tomorrow.

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Hello @julcnx @stephankn @jinalfoflia ,

Kindly excuse me for this late notice but apparently teams and outlook is not working from the location I am in at the moment, do you mind sending a zoom or google meet link for our call? would be appreciated if you can paste it here.

No problem. We still have roughly two hours left :slight_smile:

I will set up some emergency fallback solution on my server. That’s then not fine-tuned, but should work.

Do I understand correctly, that your location blocks network access to teams? (As usually a simple browser works to start What alternative meeting solutions are allowed for you? Any specific requirements in regards to network ports/protocols and such?

@jinalfoflia Would you have a corporate solution at hand? The free alternatives of zoom/skype/etc are frequently limited in participants/meeting time.

I have a BigBlueButton room available with max 8 participants. I check to get a Jitsi self-hosted up. That should give more participants. But at least some fall-back is ready. I will post final meeting links shortly before the call

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the issue is with my teams and outlook, apparently is being blocked or is under some maintenance

@stephankn @julcnx @jinalfoflia

lets try this link and @stephankn if you do not mind to have your link as a backup, please note that this meeting access to only 40 minutes

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 845 4846 4995
Passcode: pAzMr3

Let’s start with the zoom one. I have meanwhile a Jitsi instance running. Quick tests indicate that it is working. To my understanding we would have no hard limitations in terms of participants or meeting time.

I can share on demand alternative link during the call before free zoom time expires

Hi Guys, I am not able to join the meeting room, As it is waiting for Salim to start the meeting

Hello folks, here’s the new link from our side.

Thanks again all for joining. Especially to @jinalfoflia , @sbaido and @rajatchopra0508 for joining a community event on a weekend.

As we had in the beginning an interesting conversation about which tools to use mapping tasks: Salim, did I understand it right that you are still in contact with Martijn regarding Maproulette? Do you think it could be possible to enhance Maproulette so that it stays in proximity when doing tasks? So instead of wildly jumping, it would hop to the closest open task?

I personally found it useful when remote mapping to get familiar with an area first. So looking at different imagery sources, checking GPS tracks and such. Then I worked on multiple findings in an area. Like wrong tags, bad geometry/connection issues and similar. This resulted in a relatively small changeset and also often allowed to recognize that some mistakes had been systematic by a mapper in that area. This allowed to also fix other things.

This is a bit conflicting with your strategy of fixing one aspect after the other. What are your feelings about combining multiple tasks?


Under the Adjust discoverability settings of a challenge, there is an option to turn on REQUIRES LOCAL KNOWLEDGE however I am not sure yet if it’s actually using the mapper’s physical position.

“Tasks require local or on-the-ground knowledge to complete. Note: challenge will not appear in the Find Challenges list.”

Hello @stephankn, all

Thank you for meeting up again and excuse my connection.

To answer your question shortly, yes, tomtom is contributing to the MapRoulette Roadmap in which Martijin will share soon.
as of your question regarding tasks proximity, on the MapRoulette web version, users can select nearby tasks using the Multi-Task Work Widget. Documentation is available here: When closing a MapRoulette task, users also have the option to select the next Random tasks or a Nearby task on the challenge prior to submitting the status on the current task. The starred location shows the current tasks and the nearby tasks are displayed a pins.

As for clustering the tasks, already noted and our team will look at options.

@julcnx: can you kindly share the 2 slides with us on Thailand community’s priorities