#1836 - M7,8 Earthquake in Ecuador - 16/04/2016: ESMERALDAS - Ecuador SigTierras Pre-event imagery (Archived)

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An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the coastal region of Ecuador on April, 16th at 23:58 UTC. This major event was followed by several shocks (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map). The tasks consists on drawing roads, towns, villages, for coordinating help efforts from government institutions and civil society initiatives of rescue. Infrastructure has been damaged and the main access roads are blocked, leaving coastal towns disconnected from rescue efforts.

Created by temporalista - Updated - Priority: high


Entities to Map
residencial areas, buildings and roads
Changeset Comment
#hotosm-project-1836 #MappingEcuador source=SigTierras
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".


Please trace all residencial areas, buildings and roads. Orhoimagery provided by SigTIERRAS - MAGAP (Ecuador) served trough openstreetmap.fr (server may be slow sometimes)

If you find any existing element misaligned, please re-align using the provided imagery.

Commonly used tags

Residential areas:

Areas composed of more than two houses. Trace a boundary around the buildings and tag it with landuse=residential

Road tags:

highway=secondary is used for roads connecting towns, and within large settlements for roads connecting local centres.
highway=unclassified / minor roads is used for roads connecting villages and hamlets
highway=residential is used for for roads within a town or village


building=building (in iD)
building=yes (in JOSM)

Please make sure you trace the buildings accurately. Corners can be automatically made right angles by using the S key (in iD) or the Q key (in JOSM).

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