- Author: Missing Maps
- Requesting Organization: MSF
- Priority: Medium
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). Building on HOT's disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.
Due to insecurity and conflict in Diyala Governate, up to 180,000 people have been displaced from this Governate toward the region of Kurdistan and border areas. The needs amongst these displaced people are not uniform and they can differ from village to village, camp to camp. Some live with host families, others rent or squat in unfinished structures, vacant buildings. More live in tents or make shelters with plastic sheeting. Water/sanitation access ranges from settlement to settlement. Some people can access healthcare in larger towns, but others have been cut off by checkpoints and have fewer options for accessing care.
The objective of MSF's activities in this area is to help displaced people get vital healthcare and hygiene support, both through supporting the Ministry of Health and through targeted "MSF-independent" activities. As the needs are not uniform, the delivery of these medical services will need to be highly targeted. To map the needs of these vulnerable communities, and to facilitate targeted interventions, the MSF team need accurate base maps.
Created by pedrito1414 - Updated - Priority: low
- Changeset Comment
- #Iraq #hotosm-project-836 #MissingMaps When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
Please trace areas of habitation (landuse=residential), major buildings (building=yes) and map roads and smaller paths for as far as you can follow them (see below for useful tags and resources).
Also, waterways, such as streams and rivers, should be traced.
Use Bing Imagery.
Save with credit to HotOSM. Comment the changeset with: #Iraq #hotosm-project-836 #MissingMaps
Commonly used tags and useful resources:
- landuse=residential for a border around a cluster of residential buildings
- buildings=yes for all buildings
- highway=primary, secondary or tertiary for main roads connecting towns
- highway=residential inside residential boundaries
- highway=unclassified connecting smaller villages and hamlets.
- highway=track only goes to farmland
- highway=path - not even a 4x4 can get down this
- waterway=river for centreline on waterway
- waterway=riverbank for river banks
- natural=water & water=lake for lakes
See the OSM map features page for more info