#835 - Central African Republic. Refugees in DRC - Gbadolite and outskirts (Archived)

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This project was archived.

In mid 2014, almost 400,000 people from CAR left their home to flee in neighboring countries. The main refugee location is in Cameroon, as showed on this UNOCHA map.

In order to provide baseline geodata to the relief organizations, the AOIs (Areas Of Interest) including the CAR border, the entry points locations in Cameroon and the refugee sites will be mapped, based especially on this UNHCR map. They have been added to the uMap showing the OSM mapping progress and potential AOIs.

This job aims at mapping the area from Gbadolite (the capital of the Nord-Ubangi District in DRC, close to the border with CAR and a refugee entry point), as part of the aim to map all the CAR refugees entry points in neighboring countries. For more information about Gbadolite, you can read this UNHCR report.

Created by sev_osm - Updated - Priority: low


Entities to Map
residential areas, roads, streets, buildings, walls, rivers
Changeset Comment
CAR crisis, refugee areas in DRC, Gbadolite, #hotosm-project-835
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

Please map in all roads in the area including smaller paths for as far as you can follow them. Tag roads according to the Highway Tag Africa wiki page. Most roads connecting villages should either be unclassified or tertiary with only occasional small clusters of isolated houses being connected to the road network by a path (only use path if it would be too small to even drive a 4x4 vehicle on).

Also trace landuse=residential around clusters of houses and mark large open areas (not fields, just smooth open ground next to towns) as leisure=common as these are potential helicopter landing sites. Another common and useful feature to tag is school areas, easily identified as 1 or 2 long builidngs at the edge of the village often 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 bathrooms (don’t worry about the buildings in the rest of the town for now).

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