#1069 - Missing Maps: Kigoma region, Tanzania (Archived)

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This project was archived.

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: MSF and Red Cross
  • Priority: High

The Kigoma Region is the region between Burundi and Tanzania where Burundian refugees cross the border. A cholera outbreak is now spreading in this area, especially in the town of Kigoma and the refugee camp of Nyagurusu. NGOs on the ground need better road and residential area data to respond, especially on the Tanzanian side which is much less mapped than Burundi.

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: medium

  Instructions

Entities to Map
road networks & residential areas
Changeset Comment
#MissingMaps #Tanzania #hotosm-project-1069
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

The first stage of this task focusses on residential areas and major highways/roads only.

Please outline residential areas (more than two houses) and tag as landuse=residential.

Please trace major highways and roads - see below for useful tags and resources.

The road networks within towns and villages do not need to be mapped at this point. Likewise smaller offshoot roads could be left off unless they link different areas of habitation.

There is also no need to map buildings at this point.

Commonly used tags and useful resources:

Residential areas:

  • landuse=residential for a border around a cluster of residential buildings

Road networks

  • highway=primary, secondary or tertiary for main roads connecting towns
  • highway=residential inside residential boundaries
  • highway=unclassified connecting smaller villages and hamlets.
  • highway=track only goes to farmland
  • highway=path, not even a 4x4 can get down this

See Highway Africa Tag page for advice on tagging roads and the OSM map features page for more info.

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