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#1039 Masai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve is a vitally important protected area on the African continent that attracts thousands of visitors annually. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October.

Africa's National Parks, Nature Reserves and Game Reserves are an important and sustainable sources of foreign currency, jobs and upliftment in many countries on the continent.

Please contribute to mapping this protected area for the benefit of tourists and in turn the surrounding communities.

Visit WikiProject African National Parks and Reserves for more details

Created by Chalky White - Updated - Priority: medium

#1474 Morrumbala District, Mozambique -- Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Campaign

This project directly supports programs under the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), which was launched in 2005 with the goal to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50 percent across sub-Saharan Africa. The OpenStreetMap data created through this task will be used to plan the logistics of an Indoor Residual Spraying campaign in Milange.

Before you begin mapping please review the Malaria Prevention in Mozambique tracing guide. This guide provides pictures and information on features needed to support Malaria prevention efforts in Mozambique.

Created by CourtneyMClark - Updated - Priority: low

#2155 Osh, Kyrgyz Republic - Exposure Mapping for Seismic Risk Assessment

Project Details

  • Goal: Seismic risk assessment
  • Author: World Bank GFDRR
  • Requesting organization: World Bank GFDRR / GFZ-Potsdam / CAIAG / Arup
  • Priority: Medium
  • Imagery: Bing

The Kyrgyz Republic is located in a region of high seismic hazard. In addition, the typical buildings in the region are susceptible to damage from seismic hazards (e.g. earthquake ground shaking). The population in the region is therefore exposed to the combination of high seismic hazards and vulnerable building stock.

This World Bank-supported project aims to collect exposure data on buildings and infrastructure that will be used in a nationwide seismic risk assessment study. The project is held in conjunction with key government agencies and local university departments in Kyrgyz Republic, which will help ground truth the OSM data created through volunteer remote mapping.

TIMELINE: A community mapping event will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, on October 8-9, where local volunteers from universities and government agencies will map assets vulnerable to seismic hazard.

Objects to trace

  • Buildings, roads, railways, bridges, residential areas
Created by bgirardot - Updated - Priority: low

#2252 Hurricane Matthew: Grand'Anse October 2016 Update

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Project NOT suitable for new mappers

Advanced image interpretation skills required

  • Author: HOT
  • Requesting organization: Red Cross

Hurricane Matthew caused catastrophic damage to western Haiti. This project uses post-event imagery, which shows the dramatic impact on man-made structures and vegetation in the departments of Grand'Anse and Sud.

Created by giovand - Updated - Priority: low

#1394 Kinshasa Floods: Ndjili and surroundings - Streets, tracks, paths, waterways and landuse

For a week, Kinshasa suffered more frequent heavy rains than usual. In many places, drainage is inadequate. Several districts are currently under water, walls crumble, people find themselves without a roof, and a large part of the city is deprived of drinking water and electricity. It is urgent to have accurate mapping of settlements, streets, waterways and land use.

Created by clairedelune - Updated - Priority: medium

#2239 Kataeregi Map

This area is the study area of WASCAL Students. This is for training but it will also serve to finish the map of the area for the students study in that area.

Created by Boss Dév - Updated - Priority: medium

#2171 Missing Maps: Nsanje District, Malawi (roads and settlements part 1)

  • Author: Missing Maps / HOT
  • Requesting organization: MSF

MSF needs to get a fair statistical representation sample of populations in a specific district of Malawi (Nsanje District).The maps will help MSF team on the field to find access more easily to randomly selected villages and group of houses. MSF is conducting an important study that aims to gather critical information about the real and true percentage of people affected by HIV. We need to know as precisely as possible, within that given population who has been tested for HIV, and who has started treatment, are currently under treatment, and are responding well to it.

This study will help the MSF and Ministry of Health teams in the field better measure the current, joint effort to fight HIV. It will help steer the MSF and Ministry of Health decision making process and should lead to better and more impactful operations.

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.

Created by pedrito1414 - Updated - Priority: low

#2186 Missing Maps Malawi: Lilongwe South

Map buildings and roads to help efforts to eliminate measles.

Created by dkunce - Updated - Priority: medium

#196 Syria Remote Mapping party

Mapping Aleppo district for Syria remote mapping party. We're looking to map roads, landuse, power & water infrastructure, religious buildings.

Created by IknowJoseph - Updated - Priority: medium

#567 Heidelberg Mapping Katahariya-Kalaiya

This exercise is a collaboration between Kathmandu Living Labs and Heidelberg University to remotely map the towns Katahariya and Kalaiya of Nepal.

Created by amritkarma - Updated - Priority: medium
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