#1444 - Missing Maps: La Guajira (Archived)

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Project description

The American Red Cross has been running the Resilience In The Americas Program (RITA) with the Colombian Red Cross (ERC) to build resilient communities. So far, the RITA Programme has contributed on building resilience in 10 communities, five located in Riohacha, Capital of La Guajira Region, and five in Bucaramanga and the Municipalities of Rio Negro, in the Region of Santander. The programme objective is to strengthen the community organizations in order to reinforce its capacity of self-management. Some strategies applied for this are awareness campaigns, promotional activities, community diagnosis and the elaboration and validation of a Community Action Plan.

Through research and community discussion in these communities the Colombian Red Cross has identified the top priorities for the upcoming year: Community health, water and sanitation, risk reduction, organizational strengthening, rights and advocacy, mitigation microproject and risk reduction.

The Red Cross GIS team will traveling to La Guajira to train local staff and volunteers how to capture GIS data using the OpenStreetMap platform. There is currently very little data for the area and there is a strong need for a more detailed basemap data (buildings, roads, land features, rivers) to assist with program operations and decision making.

Missing Maps

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.

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Entities to Map
buildings, roads, waterways
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When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

Tracing details

Please trace all buildings and roads.

Map roads and smaller paths for as far as you can follow them.

Please label all buildings as building=yes. The Red Cross volunteers will add their detailed local knowledge to the map after we complete the task. Square the corners of all buildings by pressing “S” on your keyboard after tracing the building.

Imagery details

Please use Bing imagery


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