Projects


#847 Malawi Flood 2015 - Lower Shire

  • Author: HOT, MapGive
  • Mapping for: Department of Disaster Management Affairs in Malawi - DoDMA , GFDRR
  • Purpose: Crisis Response
  • 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: urgent

#591 South Sudan Crisis, Cholera outbreak in Juba, mapping with WorldView-2 imagery

  • Author: HOT, MapGive
  • Mapping for: All the humanitarian stakeholders
  • Purpose: Crisis Response
  • Priority: High

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

#917 Ebola Outbreak, Guinea, Boffa Prefecture, Road network and settlements

  • Author: HOT
  • Requesting organization: MSF
  • Priority: High
  • Imagery: Bing
Created by PierZen - Updated - Priority: high

#909 Central African Republic, Haut-Mbomou, Obo - Mapgive Project imagery

  • Author: HOT, MapGive
  • Mapping for: All the humanitarian stakeholders
  • Purpose: Crisis Response
  • Priority: High

This job is to complete the map of Obo, the capital city of Haut-Mbomou prefecture, Southern-Eastern Central African Republic, that hosts a lot of humanitarian organizations (see the last OCHA "Who What Where"map here). It is not covered by high resolution Bing imagery, but the MapGive Project kindly provided a recent high resolution imagery.

Obo is the last remaining prefecture to be mapped in Central African republic, thanks to the contributions of hundered of OSM contributors.

Created by sev_hotosm - Updated - Priority: high

#907 Malawi floods 2015: Lake and Phalombe affected areas

  • Author: HOT
  • Mapping for: Shelter Cluster, Department of Disaster Management Affairs in Malawi - DoDMA , GFDRR
  • Purpose: Crisis Response
  • Priority: High

Parts of Malawi close to Lake Malawi and Phalombe are have been flooded and hit villages of farmers around since mid January 2015. This job aims at adding the missing buildings, that will serve to estimate the number of affected people for each settlement.

Created by sev_hotosm - Updated - Priority: high

#892 Ebola Outbreak, Guinea, Kindia Prefecture, Road network and settlements

  • Author: HOT
  • Requesting organization: MSF
  • Priority: High
  • Imagery: Bing
Created by PierZen - Updated - Priority: high

#884 Northeast Nigeria - Fotokol/Gambaru

This activation of the OpenStreetMap (OSM) and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) projects in Northeast Nigeria aims at providing baseline data (buildings and roads) in Fotokol and Gambaru (towns and areas) to support relief efforts in the context of the on-going regional complex humanitarian crisis which affects the Northeast Nigeria and the neighbouring countries.

Created by Nicolas Chavent - Updated - Priority: high

#878 Missing Maps: Akobo, South Sudan

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: MSF
  • Priority: High

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 Akobo 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

#868 Missing Maps: Epworth, Zimbabwe

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: MSF
  • Priority: High (Changed to 'high' due to plans for imminent field mapping)

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.

HIV treatment needs to continuously be available to HIV positive people as only a few days of interruption can lead to resistance development in a patient. Additionally, with time most patients became resistant regardless of how well they take their treatment and in order to survive they need to switch to more modern forms of treatment that so far is largely unavailable.

MSF is currently running a project in Epworth in the outskirts of Harare that is trying to address these problems by trying more accurate methods of measuring treatment efficiency and ensuring treatment adherence. Epworth is a slum with a highly mobile population and a continuous challenge is to trace patients that have missed appointments or that have been found to have abnormal test results that need to be addressed. To have an up-to-date map of the area would greatly facilitate our work.

Created by pedrito1414 - Updated - Priority: high

#865 Liberia, Grand Gedeh County - MapGive, Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) works to provide high-quality healthcare to remote villages in Liberia through a community health worker (CHW) program. LMH needs maps of villages to help them do work in two counties of Liberia - Grand Gedeh and Rivercess. It will greatly aid in LMH's scale-up planning, CHW training, and routine program monitoring. It will also help them construct a sampling frame for a repeated cluster sample survey evaluation of their programs within the two counties.

Created by AndrewBuck - Updated - Priority: high
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