Questions & Answers - Examining spatial proximity to health care facilities in an informal urban setting

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  1. [DONE] Did you consider the topography? at our slums (e.g.Salvador, Rio - Brasil) paths can be reeeealy steep and considerably change distance time and route decision. (Great work showing how important it is to consider the route distance)
  2. [DONE] what challenges regarding security for mappers did you encounter? how did address them?
  3. [DONE] You mentioned careful training of mapping tools is very important. What are so lessons learned/best practices for how to go about this training?
  4. [DONE] You mentioned collecting data for streets and footpaths to be able to calculate network distance. Did you find that your data collection significantly improved OSM’s coverage of the footpath network, or was the existing data already of reasonable quality?
  5. [DONE] Was the size of the health service a factor, for example the amount of Doctors/nurses for the amount of people in the vicinity.
  6. [DONE] Did you encounter spatial heterogeneities regarding possible drivers like socio-demographics/economics (which may be fairly unknown within informal settlements; you mentioned taking these into account in your outlook)? Maybe you have found at least visual clues to such potential relations by just mapping your results as a first step? - René


  1. Love love love the work of this group!! Looking forward to the presentation! Anni - rosymaps (chicago).
    1. Many thanks, Rosymaps! - Godwin.
  2. amazing slides - diagrams were really helpful
    1. Thank you!
  3. this kind of study here is showing serious problems of individual transportation for people susppected with COVID-19
    1. I agree!
  4. The slides are great!
    1. Thank you!
  5. Thanks for sharing, great presentation - really like the comment about “the right tool for the job” - Cameron Green
    1. I agree, it ought to be right. Another thing is to consider how resilient the method is; redundancy can be useful here.
      1. Understanding the users of the tools is also important, certain tools come easier to certain users than other tools do. I have been working on a project about this and that was the first thing I learnt.
        1. I agree, Cameron. For example, in our online mapping stage, iD editor for mapping was very useful. JOSM was useful during the validation stage.
          1. I agree fully, thank you very much for the presentation.

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