#2468 - Missing Maps: Hinthada, Myanmar

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There is a slight offset for the new imagery for this task: 4.78; -1.19. This has been uploaded to the imagery offset tool in JOSM. Please adjust your imagery before mapping.

There is new imagery for this task, please use the custom imagery from the MapGive Project

The Red Cross is mapping the Ayeyarwady Delta area in Myanmar as part of a multi-year mapping and data readiness activity to better understand where critical infrastructure and roads are to inform decision making during potential disasters. As recently as 2008 a cyclone killed at least 77,000 people with over 55,900 missing, and left about 2.5 million homeless. The map data will help the Red Cross to better understand where people live in relation to potential hazards so that we can help them be prepared for the disaster and so national decision makers can make better decisions in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

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 Giblet - Updated - Priority: low

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Entities to Map
buildings and roads
Changeset Comment
#hotosm-project-2468 #missingmaps #redcross #mapgive added buildings #msft #msftgive #msftnvw17
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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Buildings

Please trace all buildings in your square.

In iD editor, they should be tagged as building features=building

In JOSM editor, please tag the buildings as building=yes

Remember to square the edges of your building. This is done by pressing "S" in iD editor and "Q" in JOSM editor

Here is a brief tutorial on mapping buildings in iD editor:

Roads

While most roads in this project area have already been traced, you may come across some untraced roads.

If a road is within a community and leading to other houses please tag them as highway=residential

If a road is leading out to a field or farmland, and is wide enough for a 4x4 to traverse it can be tagged as highway=track.

If the road is only wide enough for pedestrians or motorbikes, please tag as highway=path

Imagery

There is a slight offset for the new imagery for this task: 4.78; -1.19. This has been uploaded to the imagery offset tool in JOSM. Please adjust your imagery before mapping

This imagery is from Digital Globe’s WorldView-2 satellite, and is made up imagery taken on February 18, 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. (add to changeset comments): #MapGive Source=WorldView-2, DigitalGlobe, NextView, 18 Feb 2016

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