Continuous heavy rainfall since last week has resulted in severe flooding in the plains of Nepal, and adjoining areas in India and Bangladesh. This has taken toll on lives of more than 100 people, thousands of housed inundated, and a lot of people missing according to recent reports on national news media. Government as well as citizens are leading initiatives provide rescue and mostly relief support in affected communities. This task is an effort to help those effort by mapping those areas so that the operation can be more effective and efficient.
Created by koos krijnders - Updated - Priority: medium
- Entities to Map
- Buildings, roads and waterways
- Changeset Comment
- #hotosm-project-3439 #MissingMaps #Bangladesh #rodekruis #redcross #Tensing20170825 When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
Satellite images: Use only the DigitalGlobe premium imagery
You will be using satellite imagery to map roads, buildings, waterways. For guideline on remote mapping please refer to this wiki: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Bangladesh#To_Know_more_about_Bangladesh
To be efficient with mapping buildings we suggest you use JOSM with building plugin installed.
Regarding waterways: the main river - the Brahmaputra - in already done, however you will find the banks of the river on the satellite image and the map are not the same. Because it is a llong river and the lines of the riverbank are very long and outside the tile and the project, please do not change this. Connect other waterways as good as possible to the main river.