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The purpose of this task is to map missing buildings and roads.
The Peace Corps Public Health program in Benin is requesting assistance building a better base map of Huegbo, Benin. The data will be used by Peace Corps Volunteers and Beninese health professionals for malaria prevention activities.
Through the MapGive project, the Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) of the U.S. Department of State is providing the OpenStreetMap community access to updated satellite imagery services to help assist with humanitarian mapping.
Created by CourtneyMClark - Updated - Priority: low
- Entities to Map
- primary roads, secondary roads, buildings
- Changeset Comment
- #hotosm-project-1948 #PeaceCorps #PCBenin #MapGive Source=WorldView-3, DigitalGlobe, NextView, 12 Jan 2016 When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
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Please trace all buildings, roads and compound walls.
Map roads and smaller paths for as far as you can follow them. Use Bing Imagery.
Save with credit to HOTOSM. Comment the changeset with: #hotosm-project-1948 #PeaceCorps #PCBenin #MapGive Source=WorldView-3, DigitalGlobe, NextView, 12 Jan 2016
Buildings: Please label all buildings as general buildings. The Peace Corps Volunteer and the community 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 labeling the building. You may see huts in Botswana; make your buildings perfectly round by pressing “O”.
Roads: “The road conditions in Africa do not always correspond to their economic and social role. A road typology should be based on the road importance and not on the surface or the visual appearance of the road”. --Highway Tag Africa, OpenStreetMap Wiki
It can be hard to know the economic and social role of a road, but we can guess that a road is important to trace if it connects other roads, clusters of buildings, or towns and villages. Please use the tags below, taken from the OpenStreetMap Wiki:
Tertiary Road: The roads interconnecting villages and the major streets in towns of some importance.
Residential Road: The roads in residential areas except for major streets that interconnect with various roads (i.e. primary, secondary, tertiary).
Unclassified Road: The roads serving for interconnection of smaller villages and hamlets.
Track: The small roads going outside the residential areas, mainly for agricultural and forestry purposes. In general these roads do not have a connecting function with other roads.
For more information, please visit: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway_Tag_Africa.
This imagery is from Digital Globe’s WorldView-3 satellite, and is made up of imagery taken on January 12th 2016. The imagery has been orthorectified for terrain corrected geographic precision. Additionally, the imagery has been contrast stretched using a custom stretch and processed into a Tiled Map Service (TMS) for performance.