#868 - Missing Maps: Epworth, Zimbabwe (Archived)

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This project was archived.

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: MSF
  • Priority: High (Changed to 'high' due to plans for imminent field mapping)

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.

Zimbabwe is one of the countries hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. The peak of the epidemic was reached in the end of the 1990’s when 25% of the adult population was estimated to be infected. Back then there was no treatment available and consequently a large part of the HIV infected died during the first years of the millennium. Since the mid 00’s treatment has increasingly become available to the Zimbabwean HIV positive that now constitutes 15% of the adults. However, enormous challenges lie ahead.

HIV treatment needs to continuously be available to all these people since only a few days of interruption can lead to resistance development in a patient. Additionally, with time most patients became resistant regardless of how well they take their treatment and in order to survive they need to switch to more modern forms of treatment that so far is largely unavailable.

MSF is currently running a project in Epworth in the outskirts of Harare that is trying to address these upcoming problems by trying out more accurate methods of measuring treatment efficiency and ensuring treatment adherence. Epworth is a slum with a highly mobile population and a continuous challenge is to trace patients that have missed appointments or that have been found to have abnormal test results that need to be addressed. To have an up-to-date map of the area would greatly facilitate our work.

Created by pedrito1414 - Updated - Priority: low

  Instructions

Entities to Map
Road networks, buildings
Changeset Comment
Epworth #Zimbabwe #hotosm-project-868 #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 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: Epworth #Zimbabwe #hotosm-project-868 #MissingMaps

If you are a new mapper, we suggest you split the squares before you start. This option is available after you click 'Start mapping'.

Click here to see images of the landscape in Epworth to heklp you decipher the aerial imagery.

Commonly used tags and useful resources:

Residential areas:

  • landuse=residential for a border around a cluster of residential buildings
  • buildings=yes for all buildings

Road networks

  • 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

See Highway Africa Tag page for advice on tagging roads and the OSM map features page for more info

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