In Haiti, PADF is building the capacity of communities to prepare for, withstand, and respond to disaster events. Updated maps will support the Haitian Red Cross and other providers of humanitarian assistance to locate and respond to vulnerable communities during disaster events.
Mapping efforts will inform and empower communities to prepare for and respond to disasters. Your support will also assist community members to identify and prioritize needs and guide long-term development strategies.
The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world, particularly areas affected by humanitarian crises, including disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises. Building on HOT's disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate preemptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur. PADF is a member of the Missing Maps Project.
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- Changeset Comment
- #hotosm-project-3396 #MissingMaps #PADF When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
In this task, focus primarily on adding buildings.
Tips for Success
Save your work. Remember to save your work every few minutes.
Mark as 'Done.' Save and mark each square as "Done" only when all building features have been added.
Select Stop Mapping to unlock unfinished squares. If you do not finish a square, save your edits and select "Stop Mapping." This will allow others to work in that area.
Imagery. Please use Bing for this project.
Buildings. Trace the outline of all buildings. Outlines should accurately represent the full size and shape of the building, even when buildings are partially covered by trees or shadows.
Square your buildings. Remember, most buildings are rectangular. After drawing a building outline, use the 'S' key in the iD web editor to "square" the corners. This will ensure that the building corners are perpendicular.
Avoid connecting buildings to roads or other buildings. Some buildings may be close to one another yet they are not connected. Try to map buildings that are close to each other, but without letting them connect to each other or connect with roads. In the iD web editor, holding down the "alt" key will keep nodes of "snapping" or connecting to each other.
Add building information. In the iD web editor, the first time you map a building you will use the "Building Features" category. At the top of the list, select "Building." If you know additional, more precise information about the building, please add that information to the building, such as the name or type of building (hospital, school, gas station, etc.).
Refer to the OSM Wiki. For additional information on tagging building features, consult the OSM Wiki for guidance. The guide can be found at: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features
Encourage others to join in and support the effort to map Haiti.