#3079 - 2017 Ebola outbreak in Bas-Uele, DRC (Proj. 14) (Archived)

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This project was archived.

  • Author: HOT & OSM-CD (with DigitalGlobe support)
  • Requesting organization: Various
  • Priority: Urgent

There have been 43 suspect cases of ebola in the Bas-Uele, Democratic Republic of Congo.

This urgent task is set up to help the DLM, INRB and other organisations to respond efficiently to the outbreak. Detailed maps of road networks, human settlements, and health facilities in the outbreak area are crucial for them to be able to properly deploy in the area.

This recent (Aug. 2016) satellite imagery is kindly made available by Digital Globe to support the emergency response.

This area was mapped a few days ago through mapping project #3046 which was addressing the road network and residential areas. The current task aims to map individual buildings within each of those residential areas.

Created by Jorieke V - Updated - Priority: urgent

  Instructions

Entities to Map
buildings
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2017 Ebola outbreak, mapping buildings, Bas-Uele #DRC #hotosm-project-3079 #OSM-CD ; source=DigitalGlobe
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This area was mapped a few days ago through mapping project #3046 which was addressing the road network and residential areas. The current task aims to map individual buildings within each of those residential areas.

Using the Digital Globe Imagery provided (it should be loaded automatically into JOSM or iD), please add all missing buildings.

Commonly used tags

Buildings

Buildings are generally round or rectangular be tagged as Building Features=Building in iD and building=yes in JOSM. There are keyboard shortcuts for creating the shapes.

In iD for tracing circular shapes, use the O key and for rectangular buildings, use the S key).

In JOSM for round huts, use the O key and for rectangular buildings, use the Q key.

Major roads:

  • highway=residential inside residential boundaries
  • highway=track only goes to farmland
  • highway=path, narrow footpaths, not even a 4x4 can get down this

If road networks already exist, but do not follow the satellite imagery accurately, please adjust accordingly. As there is a lot of jungle in this area it may be hard to see the roads. Please do as best you can.

There is a training video on how to map roads in OpenStreetMap here.

Other resources

See Highway Africa Tag page for advice on tagging roads. See the OSM map features page for more information on OSM tagging.

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