[HOT] Re : RDC-Congo Pre-Activation : Lac Kivu

Pierre Béland infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr
Tue Dec 11 19:29:12 GMT 2012

Thanks Andrew,

These will be usefull to add POI's.  The Bukavu map is well detailed with POI's and street names. Goma map is less informative since it has no street names. 

For peaks, I usually look at OpenCycle map in JOSM. This also help to understand in which direction the rivers are flowing. But I am not sure that OpenCycle imagery is well aligned with Bing imagery.
There are also many POI's with source_ref=www.rgc.cd.  I contacted a person related to this site to see if there is more information to import from their database (license=ODbl).

> De : Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>
>À : Pierre Béland <infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr> 
>Cc : HOT Openstreetmap <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
>Envoyé le : Mardi 11 décembre 2012 10h32
>Objet : Re: [HOT] Re : RDC-Congo Pre-Activation : Lac Kivu
>The buildings to the south of Sake are beginning to look very good.  I
>have been doing some further building mapping around the central part
>of Goma and that is coming along nicely.
>I have found quite a few old US Army maps (and other assorted public
>domain maps) of the area on the Perry-Castañeda Library Map
>Collection.  See the full list of maps available here:
>In addition to tracing buildings, I have begun to sort through this
>list of maps and begun to orthorectify the ones that are the most
>useful.  Although the maps have grid lines on them that in theory
>should be enough to perfectly orthorectify the images, however I have
>found that the maps are not that good in terms of absolute positional
>data but they are good from a relative standpoint and contain a lot of
>POI data and other useful things like elevations of mountain peaks and
>whatnot.  There are also some 1:7500 scale maps from the mid 1990s
>with buldings and even a few POIs like hotels, banks, etc.  These
>1:7500 scale maps are avaliable for several cities in the congo so I
>plan to upload these as well.  With this in mind, I have been fitting
>the ground control points to the actual map features (roads, rivers,
>etc) to the OSM data.  This makes for a much better "fit" that nearly
>removes any spatial incaccuracy in the maps due to the limited
>surveying available at the time they were made.  You can see all the
>maps I upload at the link below, for now it will be mostly further
>maps of the area we are currently working in, but I can work on any
>ones available if people have requests.
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