#3543 - Bangladesh Floods: Parbatipur, Dinajpur (Archived)

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This project was archived.

  • Author: HOT
  • Requesting organization: Red Cross

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Monsoon season in South Asia has brought above average rainfall, resulting in devastating flooding across the region in Bangladesh, Nepal, and India. Over 1,200 people have died as a result, and over 30 million people have been impacted. Rise of water levels in the various rivers in the northern part of the country due to heavy rainfalls as well as water flow from the upstream hills in India have led to the inundation of the river basin areas in the northern parts of Bangladesh. After the devastating flood of July, second time monsoon flood started on 12 August affecting 31 districts named Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh, Gaibandha, Bogra, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Rangamati, Brahmanbaria, Faridpur, Rajbari, Jessore, Mymensingh, Tangail, Sylhet, Sherpur, Dhaka, Moulvibazar, Naogaon, Comilla, Rangpur, Manikganj, Madaripur, Joypurhat, Shariatpur and Natore. It disrupted people’s normal life. 1200 union of 183 upazilas under 31 districts are affected and 8746 villages affected. Total 238843 people fully and 6536509 people partially affected, 50042 households fully and 1305257 households partially affected, 71628 houses fully and 548175 houses partially damaged. Total 121 people died. 15529 hectare fully and 562594 hectare partially agricultural land inundated, 34 fully and 3134 partially educational institution damaged, 403km of road fully and 4432.38 km of road partially damaged, 268 bridge and 96 km of embankment damaged.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) opened an emergency control room to monitor and collect the information on the ongoing floods and has already alerted its national disaster response team (NDRT) members and national disaster WATSAN response team (NDWRT) members and more NDRT and NDWRTs are on stand-by. BDRCS has deployed them in the flood affected area. Red Crescent Youth (RCY) with the support of their unit (branch) offices, executive committees and local administration, started distributing cooked and dry foods. To provide safe drinking water in Sirajganj, Tangail, Jamalpur, Bogra, Kurigram, Gainbanda districts water purification plants deployed by BDCS. RCY volunteers are assisting Government medical team in Dinajpur district. The BDRCS has requested International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to launch disaster relief emergency fund (DREF) to help the affected people in flood affected districts.

This Mapping projects in the most affected districts of Bangladesh will provide an updated road map and dataset for the the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the IFRC.

Created by tasauf1980 - Updated - Priority: urgent


Entities to Map
Roads and residential areas
Changeset Comment
#hotosm-project-3543 #bangladesh #redcross #southasiafloods
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

IMAGERY Please use Bing imagery


  • Please use the tag landuse=residential to map groups of buildings that appear to be small communities. We will not be mapping individual buildings for this project.


  • Please map roads as completely as possible by connecting them to the main road networks where ever possible.
  • Very short segments that do not connect to anything should not be mapped.
  • Short segments of a road or path that you cannot see through the trees but seem very likely to exist should be mapped to keep the road complete
  • Try and map a little beyond your task square so the person who maps the task square next to yours can easily connect them.
  • Always connect roads to other roads where they meet and never end roads on Residential area polygon edges.

From the WikiProject Bangladesh Page

  • highway=primary,secondary - These are major roads that connect large cites and span long distances. Many of these are already mapped, just be sure to map the unclassifieds and residential that run off of the existing mapped roads.
  • highway=tertiary - Major local roads mostly having public transport access, to be judged by the mapper
  • highway=unclassified - Minor local roads, to be judged by the mapper
  • highway=residential - City roads that are mostly for access to housing.
  • highway=Living street - Narrow roads mostly access for houses, Alleys etc.
  • highway=service - Roads inside Marketplaces, Office/ Service stations, Bounding areas etc.
  • highway=footway -Paths that are only accessible by foot.

More Resources:

Learn to Map, or brush up on your mapping skills: the more people that contribute, the quicker we can provide the maps needed to response teams. High quality data is important, and we have a lot of materials online to help. Visit http://www.missingmaps.org/learn/#beginner/ and http://learnosm.org/en/

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