Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, has experienced rapid growth in the last few years, and following the violence since December 2013, is now facing a cholera outbreak, as shown on this overview map from UNOCHA or this more detailed map from the UN WASH cluster. This urges the need for updated foundation geographic data. Thanks to the MapGive project, we have access to a WorldView-2 imagery dated 20 February 2014, whose offsets have been corrected in this TM job.Created by sev_hotosm - Updated - Priority: urgent
The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world (affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises). Building on HOT's disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.
MSF is currently assessing populations that have been displaced from their homes and livelihoods due to the devastating civil conflict that erupted in December 2013. MSF is planning to fly in medical teams by helicopter to assess displaced populations in Mankien, Nimni and Koch for illnesses and malnutrition, with a view to setting up a medical intervention. In order to do this they need to know beforehand where the populations are and how to access them by foot. This mapping initiative is crucial to helping our teams plan their movements and ensure we reach as many people as possible in the small amount of time we have on the ground.Created by pedrito1414 - Updated - Priority: high
This job is to complete the map of Zémio, one large sub-prefecture in Haut-Mbomou, Southern-Eastern Central African Republic, that host a lot of humanitarian organizations (see the last OCHA "Who What Where"map here). It had been started in TM job #397 one year ago but at that time, the Bing imagery was mostly cloudy. The recent update is not, and thus allows to complete the mapping.Created by sev_hotosm - Updated - Priority: high
The Southern parts of Malawi along the Lower Shire river (that connects Lake Malawi and Zambezi River) are frequently flooded and affects the villages of farmers around. Since mid January 2015, they are critically hit (read eg this article).
This job aims at adding the missing buildings, that will serve to estimate the number of affected people for each settlement.
WARNING: sometimes the buildings have been created as a node. Please do not delete them as they generally encompass a lot of attributes from the field survey done in August-September 2014.Created by sev_hotosm - Updated - Priority: high
Context: Post Typhoon Passage - Typhoon Ruby
Imagery: UAV, SkyEye Inc., CC-BY, December 2014
Typhoon Ruby was not of a similar intensity to Haiyan, but carried significant risk to the population, infrastructure and crops. SkyEye provided post typhoon UAV imagery in Can-Avid, Dolores, San Policarpio, Arteche, Oras for OpenStreetMap tracing.Created by maning - Updated - Priority: high
Requesting organization: HOT
Context: Post Typhoon Passage - Typhoon Ruby
Typhoon Ruby exited the Philippines this week. Ruby was not of a similar intensity to Haiyan, but carried significant risk to the population, infrastructure and crops. HOT has activated to map affected areas with Hi-Res DigitalGlobe ImageryCreated by Mark_Cupitt - Updated - Priority: high
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) need rural Cameroon mapped in response to the Polio outbreak and also monitoring and preparing for a possible Ebola outbreak.Created by Mark_Cupitt - Updated - Priority: high
Doctors Without Borders (MSF/DWB), the Red Cross, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other humanitarian organizations are deploying for the Ebola epidemic going on there. More detailed basemap data (roads, villages, streets) is needed to assist in the response.
New cases are reported in this area. The purpose of this task is to make a first pass over the area and put in roads and important landuse areas.Created by PierZen - Updated - Priority: high
During the month of October 2014, repeated massacres in the city of Beni killed more than one hundred people. Making Beni map more accurate will provide a better support for the next field surveys.Created by clairedelune - Updated - Priority: high
OSM Tasking Manager is a mapping tool designed and built for the Humanitarian OSM Team collaborative mapping. The purpose of the tool is to divide up a mapping job into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly. It shows which areas need to be mapped and which areas need the mapping validated.
This approach facilitates the distribution of tasks to the various mappers in a context of emergency. It also permits to control the progress and the homogeinity of the work done (ie. Elements to cover, specific tags to use, etc.).