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Small urgent project - Close buildings, just be careful mapping, read instructions
OSM Zambia in collaboration with Lusaka City Council and the Department of Physical Planning and Housing, under the Ministry of Local Government want to carry out a geospatial survey to provide evidence and spatial data for the improvement and upgrading of unplanned settlements. Misisi was identified as a pilot area to prove that OpenStreetMap is a suitable tool for local authorities to gather socio and spatial information’s.
Created by bgirardot - Updated - Priority: urgent
- Entities to Map
- buildings only
- Changeset Comment
- #hotosm-project-2394 #OSMZambia #missingmaps Mapping buildings. When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
Validated outside of the Tasking Manager - all squares should be considered green
Project Specific Notes
- Map buildings on the edge of your square, even if they go over into the next square
- Try to pick a square with no one working next to you :)
- iD users - use 'alt' key to keep from "snapping" to other buildings
- JOSM users - use 'ctl' key to keep from "snapping" to other buildings.
- Use Bing Imagery - You can check Mapbox to see if helps you better map buildings, but focus on Bing imagery.
- Please tightly outline all the buildings you can find. The outline should be for the full size of the building even if it is partly covered by trees in the imagery.
- After drawing the outline, use the 's' key in the iD web editor to "square" the corners.
- Many buildings are very close, but do not actually touch each other, try to map them close to each other without letting them connect or share nodes with each other, roads or residential area outlines. In the iD web editor, holding down the "alt" key will keep nodes of "snapping" to each other and accidentally connecting.
- In the iD web editor, the first time you map a building you will use the "Building Features" category and then at the top of the list select "Building" again, this is the most generic building tag we can use as we almost never can tell the more specific use of any building from imagery alone.