Kedougou is the regional capital for the Kedougou region of Senegal along the countries southeast borders with Mali and Guinea. As the highest malaria prevalence region in the country, Kedougou is a high priority area for malaria elimination as the Government of Senegal works towards their goals of malaria elimination within the next 5 years.
The malaria prevention community in the area - NGOs, international partners and the district medical team are exploring the use of mapping to improve targeting of malaria prevention interventions. Getting the regional capital adequately mapped will be a first step towards a larger region-wide (and potentially national) project.
A substantial amount of mapping has already been done in the area (Yay!) but many of the buildings currently in Open Street Maps in the area are misaligned (Boo!). Mappers will need to both fill in undocumented buildings but also re-align many existing structures that were imprecisely placed initially. Once all structures are identified, local mappers will note points of interest (especially health infrastructure and governmental services.)
Created by Matt McLaughlin - Updated - Priority: medium
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Trace any structures visible in satellite imagery and give them the generic tag 'building'. Local mappers will use Field Papers to add specific point of interest data.
Realign any structures already in the map that do not line up with their footprint on the satellite image.