#713 - Refugee camps, Gambela, Ethiopia (Archived)

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This project was archived.

  • Author: HOT
  • Requesting organization: Missing Maps

(This was set-up for the London October mapping event. Great progress was made, but it's open to everyone now to help finish it off and validate)

Following the crisis which initiated in South Sudan in mid December 2013, a growing number of people fled and are still fleeing the violence, drought and lack of food and seeking refuge in neighbouring Ethiopia. Since January 2014 about 180,000 persons have been registered by UNHCR. The majority are in three camps in Gambela (Letchior, Kule and Tierkidi).

Maps will help NGOs working in the camps improve surveillance for diseases of outbreak potential. The present disease burden is dominated by confirmed malaria cases in this population, but NGOs working in Kule/Tierkidi camps are also seeing increasing numbers of jaundice cases.

By mapping down to the detail of camp structures, we can estimate population sizes and provide optimum water and sanitation services.

The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world (affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises). Unlike HOT's disaster response activations, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.

For more information on the Missing Maps, see Missing Maps Project wiki page

Created by mikelmaron - Updated - Priority: low

  Instructions

Entities to Map
roads, buildings, shelters
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Please trace all buildings and tents (amenity=shelter) in the area. Also, map roads and smaller paths for as far as you can follow them (see below for useful tags and resources). Also trace waterways such as streams, rivers, canals etc.

Commonly used tags and useful resources:

  • landuse=residential for clusters of houses.
  • man_made=tower for aerials & towers
  • leisure=common for large open areas (not fields, just smooth open ground next to towns) as as these are potential helicopter landing sites.
  • building=yes for rectangular & round buildings - trace the building outline
  • amenity=shelter we're using for something which is recognisable as a tent. In this project we're seeing these as white rectangles arranged in rows. For isolated white objects, if in doubt, you might prefer to go for building=yes
  • barrier=fence and barrier=wall for fences and walls.
  • building=construction if you can see buildings under construction
  • amenity=school for schools - Useful feature to tag is school areas, easily identified as 1 or 2 long buildings at the edge of the village, sometimes with two small toilet buildings behind them. The schools are almost always accompanied by a large open area for the children to play in, tag the whole area of the school complex with amenity=school and trace the school buildings and separately.
  • landuse=residential for a border around a cluster of residential buildings,
  • highway=primary, secondary or tertiary for main roads connecting towns
  • highway=unclassified outside residential boundaries
  • highway=residential inside residential boundaries
  • highway=track only goes to farmland
  • highway=path - not even a 4x4 can get down this
  • surface=unpaved unless you can see otherwise
  • bridge=yes - the short length of highway or ? as it passes over something
  • tunnel=yes - short length of highway or ? as it goes under something (not under a bridge though (you either have bridge or tunnel - not both)
  • waterway=river for centreline on waterway
  • waterway=stream for centreline of a very small river
  • waterway=riverbank for area of a wide river (drawn along the river banks)
  • waterway=wadi - path of a seasonal river or stream - depends on the time of year as to whether water present
  • natural=water & water=lake for lakes
  • natural=water & water=resevoir
  • ford=yes the short length of highway as it goes through a water ford

Highway Tag Africa for a localised description of some of these tags & Map Features for more info

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