#938 - Missing Maps: Mayendit region villages, South Sudan (Archived)

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This project was archived.

  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting Organization: MSF
  • Priority: Urgent

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.

MSF is currently assessing populations that have been displaced from their homes and livelihoods due to the devastating civil conflict that erupted in December 2013. MSF is planning to fly in medical teams by helicopter to assess displaced populations in the Mayendit area for illnesses and malnutrition, with a view to setting up a medical intervention. In order to do this they need to know beforehand where the populations are and how to access them by foot. This mapping initiative is crucial to helping our teams plan their movements and ensure we reach as many people as possible in the small amount of time we have on the ground, as well as allowing us to estimate the population size by using the building counts that you make possible.

Created by jowilkin - Updated - Priority: low


Entities to Map
buildings, primary roads, secondary roads, paths
Changeset Comment
Mayendit, #southsudan, #hotosm-project-938, #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 outline and tag buildings (building=yes) and map roads and smaller paths for as far as you can follow them (see below for useful tags and resources).

Save with credit to HotOSM. Comment the changeset with: Mayendit, #southsudan, #hotosm-project-938, #MissingMaps

Please use the default bing imagery.

Commonly used tags and useful resources:


  • building=yes

Residential areas:

  • landuse=residential for a border around a cluster of residential 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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