[HOT] Please help map Egypt

Katie Filbert filbertk at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 00:13:49 GMT 2011

The situation is still early in Egypt but escalating rapidly.  There's
already an instance of Ushahidi (http://25jan.crowdmap.com/) by the Arabic
Network for Human Rights Information.

For OpenStreetMap, with the new Bing imagery, there are many places in Egypt
that are poorly mapped but now have excellent imagery.  Cairo is quite good
but can always be improved.  Alexandria has many areas that need

Smaller but significant cities that are poorly mapped but have great
imagery, in the Sinai / Suez region:

* Suez
* Port Said
* Ismaiyla

In southern Egypt (upper Egypt):

* Aswan
* Luxor
* Minya
* Asyut
* Sohag

In the Nile Delta region:

* Tanta
* Damanhur
* Desouk
* Kafr el-Sheikh
* Alexandria

Just to name a few ...

I know we have wonderful OSM mappers in Egypt who have done a marvelous job
with mapping Cairo. Please help and improve OSM coverage, especially in
these smaller but still significant cities and around Egypt.


Katie Filbert
filbertk at gmail.com
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