#3497 - Missing Maps: Malaria mapping for Angola - Calueque

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The MENTOR Initiative as part of an Elimination 8 consortium is working to build a footprint map in Southern Angola to aid upcoming malaria field work later in 2017. This work is part of a final push undertaken in partnership with the National malaria control programmes in Namibia and southern Angola to end malaria. Your contribution is critical. By mapping buildings, roads, homes, water bodies and key landmarks, you will help to improve operational efficiencies for this malaria program, allowing for better targeting of limited resources, and accelerating progress on the path to malaria elimination. MENTOR, in conjunction with its partners, works towards reducing deaths and suffering from tropical diseases in many locations around the world.

Created by Katelyn Woolheater - Updated - Priority: medium


Entities to Map
roads, buildings
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When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".


Imagery: DigitalGlobe Premium is the most recent imagery in the area; please double-check offset and adjust to features already mapped, GPS traces in the area or Bing imagery as best alignment.

Buildings: Please label all buildings as general buildings.

Square the corners of all buildings by pressing “S” on your keyboard after labeling the building. You may see huts in Botswana; make your buildings perfectly round by pressing “O”.

Roads: “The road conditions in Africa do not always correspond to their economic and social role. A road typology should be based on the road importance and not on the surface or the visual appearance of the road”. --Highway Tag Africa, OpenStreetMap Wiki

It can be hard to know the economic and social role of a road, but we can guess that a road is important to trace if it connects other roads, clusters of buildings, or towns and villages. Please use the tags below, taken from the OpenStreetMap Wiki:

Tertiary Road: The roads interconnecting villages and the major streets in towns of some importance.

Residential Road: The roads in residential areas except for major streets that interconnect with various roads (i.e. primary, secondary, tertiary).

Unclassified Road: The roads serving for interconnection of smaller villages and hamlets.

Track: The small roads going outside the residential areas, mainly for agricultural and forestry purposes. In general these roads do not have a connecting function with other roads.

For more information, please visit: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway_Tag_Africa.

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