Trainee for Training Program

Background
Over the past year the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has been working in conjunction with the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction and Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) on a project to map building information in OpenStreetMap for impact modelling and contingency planning. In the next year the goal is to increase the amount of people in Indonesia that are capable of mapping in OpenStreetMap, as well as the expand the support system. To do this HOT will be training a team of potential instructors in OpenStreetMap. The training of the team will consist of a variety of classroom, field, and practical experience. This team will be able to assist other organizations in becoming familiar with OpenStreetMap and learn how they can utilize OpenStreetMap as a resource for mapping.

Skills that will be taught
The training will occur between August 2012- March 2013.

  1. GPS Usage
  2. How to teach others about OpenStreetMap
  3. How to interact with the OpenStreetMap community to get help
  4. OpenStreetMap data Quality Assurance
  5. Beginner-Advanced editing in JOSM
  6. Using QGIS for analysis and map making
  7. TileMill
  8. PostGIS
  9. Updating the OpenStreetMap.or.id website


Practicalities
The base of the training will occur in Jakarta with trips to other areas in Indonesia including but not limited to East Java, West Java, West Sumatra, West Papua, East Nusa Tenggara, and South Sulawesi.  A 300,000 rupiah a day stipend will be provided. Travel and accommodation expenses for travel outside of Jakarta will be covered by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. At least 3 years of University coursework in Geography, Geoinformatics or other related degree program completed.
  2. Familiarity with a GIS tools, such as ArcGIS or QuantumGIS.
  3. Able to communicate fluently in Indonesian.
  4. Able to be away from home for 3-4 weeks at a time.
  5. Comfortable speaking in front of groups of 15-30 people.


To Apply
Submit a CV, a cover letter and OSM Map.  For your map, use OpenStreetMap to create more details of your favorite place in the city or your surrounding neighborhood.  You can use http://www.learnosm.org/ to get started.  Make sure that roads, restaurants, health facilities, stores, banks, religious centers, sports fields, etc are all mapped. Get as detailed as you like (see example below).  Lastly, in the cover letter explain the objects you mapped and the issues that you ran into– if any.

Application due date: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Have fun!

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