#2296 - Missing Maps: Malawi

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

There are a number of great organizations working in different parts of Malawi to support measles vaccination efforts and other development initiatives. The American Red Cross is a member of the Measles & Rubella Initiative, which seeks to eliminate these diseases. We will be conducting a measles campaign in Malawi in spring 2017. This HOT task is for one of the noticeable gaps in the mapping coverage. These are populated areas near Lilongwe that lack data in OSM. We want to fill them out to help complete the map - partly for the Red Cross, but also for the benefit of others.

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.

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 dkunce - Updated - Priority: low

  Instructions

Entities to Map
buildings and roads
Changeset Comment
#hotosm-project-2296 #missingmaps #malawi #redcross #OSMgeoweek2016 #Mapgive #100mapathons #maptime #maptimebend
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
Imagery

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Note

(We are using this task for a group exercise - please only map if you have been specifically instructed to focus on this area. Otherwise, there are lots of other projects that could use your help!)

Imagery

This imagery is from Digital Globe’s WorldView-3 satellite, and is made up imagery taken on October 24th 2014. 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. (add to changeset comments): #MapGive Source=WorldView-3, DigitalGlobe, NextView, 24 Oct 2014

Buildings

Please tag all buildings as:

  • Building Features=Building in iD (the default, browser editor)
  • building=yes if using JOSM

Please SQUARE (shortcut key = 'S' in iD editor & 'Q' in JOSM) the corners of square/rectangular buildings OR ROUND OFF/CIRCLE (shortcut key = 'O' in iD editor & 'shift-O' in JOSM) any round huts.

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