#537 - Mapping Kano city streets and buildings for polio eradication

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  • Author: eHealth Africa
  • Requesting organization: eHealth Africa
  • Context: Polio eradication program
  • Imagery: Bing
  • Priority: Medium

Nigeria is among the last few countries in the world that has not yet interrupted the transmission of wild poliovirus. The transmission of the virus in Nigeria is limited to a few northern states, and seems to have the most reported cases in the densely populated areas of Kano State. Again, in the first quarter of 2014 there were two fresh cases of wild polio virus type 1 in and around Kano Metropolitan.

Almost each month a nationwide vaccination campaign is organized by the government in collaboration with global health organisations. During a vaccination campaign, ten-thousands of teams go out to immunize the children. Maps and geodata are being used to plan the campaigns and to calculate the coverages. The planning of campaigns includes subdividing the settlements among the vaccination teams, navigation to settlements, and distribution of vaccines. The calculation of coverages is being done by giving GPS-trackers to each team, in order to verify if all settlements got visited.

Geodata is therefore an essential aspect of the polio vaccination campaign, and the better the geodata is, the better the campaigns can be organized and the better they can be assessed. For this purpose OpenStreetMap is used as one of the sources for geodata. In that respect we would like to ask the OpenStreetMap community to help with mapping northern Nigeria, and in particular, Kano Metropolitan area.

In collaboration with eHealth Systems Africa, several base datasets have been imported into OSM, like the administrative boundaries and the urbanized areas, and roads of Kano state are being edited directly in OSM (job 474). To continue these improvements we kindly ask to map the Kano Metropolitan area on building-level and missing streets. When all buildings are mapped, eHealth Systems Africa will use this information to verify whether vaccination teams have visited all streets and all households.

Created by edvac - Updated - Priority: medium

  Instructions

Entities to Map
roads, streets, paths, buildings, rivers, streams
Changeset Comment
Kano city streets and buildings, #hotosm-task-537 source=Bing
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

Mapping Goals

Refer to the Nigeria OSM wikiproject page for help in understanding the appropriate road tagging structure. Bear in mind that this tagging scheme is mainly based in the Highway Tag Africa Wikipage, with small adaptations to the particularities of Nigeria.


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