Madagascar is one of the poorest country in the world with more than 92% of the population living with less than $2 a day (WorldBank,2013). On top of the high cyclonic risk (including flooding risk, mudslide, infrastructure damaging), Madagascar is also one of the most vulnerable country regarding the global warming (behind Haiti and Bangladesh). Diana region in the North of the island particularly suffers from storms intensification, and disappearance of mangrove, which is natural barrier against storms and cyclona. Having a better and global understanding of the location of the population and its accessibility is crucial for NGOs and local actor to prepare risk reduction programs.
This project aims at mapping, as a first stage, the population. This will be followed up by 2 more steps focusing on mangrove (costal areas) and road network.
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.
A great feedback (french only at this time) from Todizara (OSM local community and ex-logistician from the local NGO SAHI) in the context of mosquito net distribution. Or why a better understanding of the area (accessibility and households) is crucial for NGOs...
Created by Violaine_Do - Updated - Priority: medium
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- #hotosm-project-2317 #Madagascar #Diana #MissingMaps #MapSwipe #bing added #buildings When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
This project focuses on mapping buildings to facilitate beginners contribution.
For mapping buildings, please use the tag building = yes
Please square up your buildings once it's done with the "S" key in ID (or Q in JOSM).
Please download the global grid (gpx format) of this project and open it in JOSM in addition to the usual imagery and OSM database layers.