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#2320 Missing Maps: Haiti Cite Soleil (North) - Buildings

Concern Worldwide is working with communities in Port au Prince to make sustainable improvements in poverty levels and mitigate against risks of conflict and disasters. This collaborative project aims to enhance and provide more useful details to the maps available for Concern Worldwide and partners to reach areas most in need of assistance and to produce open source visualisations of the urban and rural environments that communities live and work in. The Aerial imagery is provided by Bing Imagery and by Cosmha, Cartong and OSM France as part of the UAV mission done in May 2014

Created by bgirardot - Updated - Priority: low

#2316 Missing Maps Madagascar - Diana region, Mangoaka commune - Buildings (Step 1)

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: SAHI
  • Priority: Low

On top of high cyclonic risk (including flooding risk, mudslide, infrastructure damaging), Madagascar is also one of the most vulnerable country regarding the global warming (behind Haiti and Bangladesh).

Created by Violaine_Do - Updated - Priority: low

#2308 Missing Maps: Hadjer Lamis, Chad (Task 6 - residential areas and buildings)

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: MSF

The Hadjer Lamis area of Chad is very poor, and there is an unusual burden of disease and malnutrition amongst the people who live there, which contributes to high mortality in children under five years old. In order to better understand, assess, and respond to this, we need to know more about the population.

MSF teams are mapping villages and taking their names on the ground, but identifying all of the inhabited areas and counting the structures is much more efficient from aerial photos. Knowing where all of the villages are scattered through the savanna helps us to map them, and counting the buildings within each village gives us a quick and fairly accurate method to estimate population. This is important to help MSF understand the spread of disease and identify areas of highest need.

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

#2307 Missing Maps: Hadjer Lamis, Chad (Task 5 - residential areas and buildings)

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: MSF

The Hadjer Lamis area of Chad is very poor, and there is an unusual burden of disease and malnutrition amongst the people who live there, which contributes to high mortality in children under five years old. In order to better understand, assess, and respond to this, we need to know more about the population.

MSF teams are mapping villages and taking their names on the ground, but identifying all of the inhabited areas and counting the structures is much more efficient from aerial photos. Knowing where all of the villages are scattered through the savanna helps us to map them, and counting the buildings within each village gives us a quick and fairly accurate method to estimate population. This is important to help MSF understand the spread of disease and identify areas of highest need.

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

#2306 Missing Maps: Nkhotakota, Malawi

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting organization: American Red Cross

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 Giblet - Updated - Priority: low

#2305 Missing Maps: Kasungu, Malawi

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting organization: American Red Cross

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 Giblet - Updated - Priority: low

#2304 Missing Maps: Blantyre, Malawi 8

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting organization: American Red Cross

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 Giblet - Updated - Priority: low

#2303 Missing Maps: Blantyre, Malawi 7

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting organization: American Red Cross

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 Giblet - Updated - Priority: low

#2299 Missing Maps: Masisi territory, North Kivu, DRC (roads part 6)

Validators, please validate residential areas and road networks!

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

MSF teams, in collaboration with the Congolese Ministry of Health, provide care for thousands of people in Masisi General Hospital and other health centres in the area, including the provision of HIV care. MSF also organises mobile clinics, which respond to the needs of people affected by violence, insecurity and poor access to healthcare, some of whom have have been forced to flee their homes.

Mapping this area will help MSF to identify vulnerable populations, plan and manage medical interventions and provide better care for those displaced by violence.

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.

Satellite imagery for this project is kindly provided by Digital Globe through their +Vivid service.

Created by pedrito1414 - Updated - Priority: low

#2296 Missing Maps: Malawi

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting organization: American Red Cross

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 dkunce - Updated - Priority: low
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About the Tasking Manager

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 control of the progress and the homogeneity of the work done (e.g. elements to cover, specific tags to use, etc.).


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