[HOT] CAR Activation; experienced mappers to finish the import of UNICEF data?

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 12:15:24 UTC 2013

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Hi, Séverin:

I will be glad to collaborate in this import.

Its wiki is very clear, but I have a small question:

In the UNICEF import wiki it says, in the "Roads" subsection (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_CAR_UNICEF_workflow#Roads ),
that if a road doesn't exist, we can use the workflow for the WRI data

In the "Road network" section of the WRI import wiki it says the job
will be coordinated through the job http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/219 ,
but once you go there, there is a note that says: THIS JOB IS

What to do then?

I can start working with the UNICEF import, but will ignore that road
WRI import for the time being, to save time.


Rafael Ávila.

On 21/12/13 23:52, Severin MENARD wrote:
> Hi,
> As part of the CAR wikiproject and the HOT Activation <
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> [masquer] 1 Map of Central African Republic 2 HOT in Central
> African Republic 3 RCA crisis - HOT Activation - mapping goals 3.1
> Highlights 3.2 Ongoing: Mapping of affected cities and towns 3.3
> Ongoing: Mapping the country main frame: roads, place names and
> residential areas 3.4 Ongoing: Importing UNICEF data 3.5 Done:
> Mapping Bangui and Zongo 3.6 Road network 3.7 Populated Places 3.8
> Quality control 3.9 Data Imports 4 Central African Republic GIS
> data 5 Imagery & sources 6 Information 7 Communication [modifier]
> Map of Central African Republic © OpenStreetMap contributors
> [modifier] HOT in Central African Republic From October 2012, HOT
> has conducted a mapping project in Central African Republic, as
> part of the EUROSHA project together with France Volontaires. The 
> initial focus is on baseline mapping of Bangui and the regions in
> which the needs are most crucial. All these activities are meant to
> support the growth of a local OSM group in Central African Republic
> and the growth of the OSM project. In December 2012, considering a
> rebellion took a great number of cities in the country, the EUROSHA
> Project has been canceled in the country and HOT activated the OSM
> communities in order to map specific areas of interest for the
> humanitarian community (see Current activities) with specific
> Tasking Manager tasks (see below). The residential areas of these
> towns have been 80-100% mapped, except for Bambari (20%), only
> covered by Orbview3 imagery. On March 24, 2013, after months of
> relative statu quo along with violence in some towns, the Seleka
> rebels took over Bangui, ending the hope to see the situation to go
> back to normal. A HOT Activation has been started to map Areas of
> Interest and start importing the humanitarian data provided by 
> UNICEF (see below the Data Imports section). [modifier] RCA crisis
> - HOT Activation - mapping goals [modifier] Highlights In November
> 2013, the UN warned the country was at risk of spiraling into
> genocide and France described the country as "..on the verge of
> genocide." The increasing violence was largely from reprisal
> attacks on civilians from Seleka's mainly Muslim fighters and
> Christian militias called "anti-balaka", meaning 'anti-machete' or
> 'anti-sword'. Christians make up half the population and Muslims 15
> percent, according to the CIA World Factbook. As many Christians
> have sedentary lifestyles and many Muslims are nomadic, claims to
> the land were yet another dimension of the conflict (source:
> Wikipedia) Useful links to get more info about the situation in the
> country: The Wikipedia page Central African Republic conflict 
> (2012–13) relates the events since the rebellion rose up. The
> ReliefWeb page for CAR gathers all the maps and reports made by the
> humanitarian organizations. The last UNICEF situation report, dated
> December 5-7, 2013. The Human Rights Journalists Network for CAR
> website (in French) provides a lot of news from the field The
> Diaspora Multimedia & Audiovisuel is a communication agency in CAR
> that publishes a lot of pictures in its Facebook page The
> Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team (HDPT) unites all
> organizations working to alleviate the humanitarian and development
> crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). They post several
> articles (in English and French) a day concerning the situation in
> CAR on their facebook page. The facebook page of the United Nations
> in the Central African Republic provides also a lot of news (in
> French) about the situation in the Central African Republic.
> [modifier] Ongoing: Mapping of affected cities and towns As part of
> a HOT activation, mapping selected towns affected by the rebellion
> starting in December 2012 with satellite imagery, based on Areas of
> Interest identified by local humanitarian stakeholders. Go to the
> HOT Tasking Manager and map tasks in the featured jobs. Regarding 
> what has done so far, see the table below and please edit it after
> every contribution. [modifier] Ongoing: Mapping the country main
> frame: roads, place names and residential areas Providing a
> consolidated road network is one the main aims of this activation.
> Unfortunately, the country is not fully covered by high resolution
> Bing imagery. It may occur some extra imagery would be released. To
> map the road network efficiently, different tools are being tested.
> Please provide any feedback of useful tools that would serve this
> purpose on the hot arobase openstreetmap.org talk list. It would
> make sense to map the residential areas while mapping the roads,
> taking the time to map quickly a landuse=residential around every
> crossed village or hamlet. For the place names, see Populated
> Places section]. It would make sense to use the GNS files when 
> importing UNICEF data (see next section), so that the two datasets
> tend to offset together their potential inaccuracy. [modifier]
> Ongoing: Importing UNICEF data UNICEF authorized the import of
> their data covering the western half of the country, and made of
> the following: UNICEF data for health facilities. Data coming from
> 2012, constituted of 342 nodes spread on 6 regions (half a
> country). UNICEF data for schools. Data coming from
> 2012,constituted of 934 nodes spread on 6 regions (half a country).
> UNICEF data for water points. Data coming from 2012, constituted of
> 1937 nodes spread on 6 regions (half a country). The way to process
> the imports has been described in this page As imports are a 
> relative complex process that requires experience, the TM jobs 
> supporting the imports are not open to anyone. If you are
> interested to contribute, please send an email to hot arobase
> openstreetmap.org. [modifier] Done: Mapping Bangui and Zongo Bangui
> has been intensively mapped by the EUROSHA volunteers during their
> deployment in the country. Use this Tasking Manager job to complete
> and validate the tiles. The northern parts of Bangui are still to
> be mapped. Following the Rebellion in Bangui, numerous refugees are
> crossing the border to DR Congo. The area around Zongo needs to be
> mapped in detail to help humanitarian organizations. A specific TM
> job has been created. City Admin level Name Prefecture Importance
> TM job Imagery to use TM Status Residential areas finished Comments
> Source GIS Data Bambari Prefecture Ouaka High Bambari OrbView-3 40
> % 20 % source=OrbView-3, USGS, 2006-02-20 Kabo Sub-Prefecture Ouham
> High Kabo Bing, 2012 46 % 100 % Validation needed source=Bing HOT
> Exports link Batangafo Sub-Prefecture Ouham High Batangafo Bing,
> 2012 14 % 100 % Validation needed source=Bing HOT Exports link
> Kaga-Bandoro Prefecture Nana-Grébizi High Kaga-Bandoro Bing, 2012
> 58 % 90 % Validation needed source=Bing Bria Prefecture Haute-Kotto
> High Bria Bing, 2011 34 % 80 % Validation needed source=Bing Sibut
> Prefecture Kémo Medium None Alindao Sub-Prefecture Basse-Kotto 
> Medium None 0 % Damara Sub-Prefecture Ombella-M'Poko Medium None
> Ippy Sub-Prefecture Ouaka Medium Bing, 2011 95 % Small part covered
> by clouds. source=Bing HOT Exports link Bamingui Sub-Prefecture 
> Bamingui-Bangoran Medium Bing, 2012 80 % Roads to be done.
> source=Bing Mbrès Sub-Prefecture Nana-Grébizi Medium Bing, 2012 100
> % source=Bing HOT Exports link Ouanda Djallé Sub-Prefecture Vakaga
> Medium Bing, 2011 100 % source=Bing HOT Exports link Kouango
> Sub-Prefecture Ouaka Medium Bing, 2011 0 % source=Bing Kembé
> Sub-Prefecture Basse-Kotto Medium Kembé Bing, 2011 8 % 60 % Partly
> covered by clouds source=Bing Dimbi Town Basse-Kotto Medium Dimbi
> Bing, 2011 7 % 80 % source=Bing Mobaye Prefecture Basse-Kotto
> Medium None 0 % Moyenne Sido Town Ouham Medium Bing, 2012 70 %
> source=Bing Bossangoa Prefecture Ouham High Bossangoa Bing, 2012
> 100 % 100 % source=Bing HOT Exports link Bouar Prefecture 
> Nana-Mambéré High Bouar Bing, 2012 80 % 80 % source=Bing HOT
> Exports link [modifier] Road network The road network between the
> main towns is to be completed and harmonized, based on the typology
> set for the Mali crisis, called Highway Tag Africa. Based on this
> methodology, we can consider that the road connecting the capital
> cities of prefectures should be tagged highway=primary. Theses
> cities are: Bangui, Bozoum, Bossangoa, Berbérati, Bimbo, Bambari,
> Mobaye, Mbaïki, Bouar, Bangassou, Sibut, Kaga Bandoro, Nola, Bria,
> Obo, Birao, Ndélé. A list of prefectures with population census can
> be found on Wikipedia. The Bing high res imagery is sometimes
> missing, but it might happen the road is nonetheless visible on the
> low res, LandSat based, imagery. It then can be complemented this
> way, but a fixme tag can be added to point out the bad accuracy.
> highway=secondary would be dedicated to road joining Préfectures
> and Sous-préfectures or Sous-préfectures together. Sous-préfectures
> can be tagged place=city or place=town considering their
> population. As a first step, we will start by creating or 
> completing the primary road network linking these prefectures
> capital together. If someone considers that extra cities should be
> added considering their economic importance, this can be discussed
> over the HOT list. The admin levels for CAR have been proposed this
> way, to be discussed. According to Proposed_tag:capital, the
> prefectures should then been tagged capital=4 and the
> Sous-prefectures places capital=6 Missing road section OSM view
> Approx. Length Issue Date solved Mapper Kaga-Bandoro - Bouca Click
> 90 km No high res imagery Batangafo - Bossangoa Click 30 km No high
> res imagery List of national Routes according to Wikipedia: Name
> Course OSM view Approx. Length Covered by imagery? Status Date
> Mapper RN1 north from Bangui via Bossangoa to Moundou, Chad 482 km
> complete RN2 east from Bangui via Bambari and Bangassou to the
> Sudanese border at Bambouti 1202 km partly low-res images east of
> Obo complete (needs a bit of work east of Obo) RN3 west from RN1 at
> Bossembélé via Bouar and Baboua to Boulai on the Cameroon border as
> part of the east-west Trans-African Highway 8 Lagos-Mombasa 453 km
> complete RN4 from RN2 at Damara, 76 km north of Bangui, north 554 
> km via Bouca and Batangafo to Sarh, Chad 630 km complete June 6.
> 2013 Theodin RN6 south and west from Bangui, 605 km via Mbaïki,
> Carnot and Berbérati to Gamboula on the border with Cameroon 605 km
> RN8 north-east from RN2 at Sibut, 023 km via Kaga Bandoro, Ndéle,
> and Birao to the Sudanese border 23 km RN10 south from RN6 at
> Berbérati, 136 km via Bania to Nola 136 km RN11 from Baoro on RN3
> south, 104 km to Carnot on RN6 104 km List of Prefectures and
> Sub-prefectures with their main city: Prefecture Prefecture capital
> Sub-prefecture Sub-prefecture capital tagged with capital=6
> Prefecture capital connected with primary Sub-prefecture capital
> connected with secondary Mbomou Bangassou Bangassou capital=4,
> place=city Mbomou Bangassou Bakouma capital=6, place=town Mbomou
> Bangassou Gambo-Ouango capital=6, place=village Mbomou Bangassou
> Rafaï capital=6, place=town Basse-Kotto Mobaye Mobaye capital=4,
> place=city Basse-Kotto Mobaye Alindao capital=6, place=town 
> Basse-Kotto Mobaye Kembé capital=6, place=town Basse-Kotto Mobaye 
> Mingala capital=6, place=town Kémo Sibut Sibut capital=4,
> place=city Kémo Sibut Dekoa capital=6, place=town Nana-Mambéré
> Bouar Bouar capital=4, place=city Nana-Mambéré Bouar Baoro
> capital=6, place=town Nana-Mambéré Bouar Baboua capital=6,
> place=town Ouham Bossangoa Batangafo capital=6, place=town Ouham
> Bossangoa Bossangoa capital=4, place=city Ouham Bossangoa Bouca
> capital=6, place=town Ouham Bossangoa Kabo capital=6, place=town
> Ouham Bossangoa Markounda capital=6, place=town Sangha-Mbaéré Nola
> Nola capital=4, place=city Sangha-Mbaéré Nola Bambio capital=6,
> place=town Lobaye Mbaïki Mbaïki capital=4, place=city Lobaye Mbaïki
> Boda capital=6, place=town Lobaye Mbaïki Mongoumba capital=6,
> place=town Ombella-M'Poko Bimbo Bimbo capital=4, place=city
> Ombella-M'Poko Bimbo Boali capital=6, place=town Ombella-M'Poko
> Bimbo Damara capital=6, place=town Ombella-M'Poko Bimbo 
> Yaloke-Bossembele capital=6, place=town Ouham-Pendé Bozoum
> Bocaranga capital=6, place=city Ouham-Pendé Bozoum Bozoum
> capital=4, place=city Ouham-Pendé Bozoum Paoua capital=6,
> place=town Haut-Mbomou Obo Obo capital=4, place=city Haut-Mbomou
> Obo Djemah capital=6, place=town Haut-Mbomou Obo Zemio capital=6,
> place=town Ouaka Bambari Bambari capital=4, place=city Ouaka
> Bambari Bakala capital=6, place=town Ouaka Bambari Ippy capital=6,
> place=town Ouaka Bambari Grimari capital=6, place=city Ouaka
> Bambari Kouango capital=6, place=town Haute-Kotto Bria Bria
> capital=4, place=city Haute-Kotto Bria Ouadda capital=6,
> place=town Haute-Kotto Bria Yalinga capital=6, place=town
> Bamingui-Bangoran Ndélé Ndélé capital=4, place=city
> Bamingui-Bangoran Ndélé Bamingui capital=6, place=village Vakaga
> Birao Birao capital=4, place=city Vakaga Birao Ouanda Djallé
> capital=6, place=village Nana-Grébizi Kaga Bandoro Kaga Bandoro
> capital=4, place=city Nana-Grébizi Kaga Bandoro Mbrès capital=6, 
> place=town Mambéré-Kadéï Berbérati Berbérati capital=4, place=city 
> Mambéré-Kadéï Berbérati Carnot capital=6, place=town Mambéré-Kadéï 
> Berbérati Gamboula capital=6, place=town [modifier] Populated
> Places The OCHA COD (Common Operational Datasets) for CAR provides
> a GIS layer with 6,849 places, with this metadata: "SIGCAF was a
> GIS effort conducted in 1996 and correspond with the 2003 census,
> with cartography prepared in 1:200,000 scale, on admin boundaries,
> as well as village locations. Village locations were taken with GPS
> in a systematic way." Unfortunately, as the source of this data is
> mixed and sometimes unknow, it appeared to be not compatible with
> ODbL and thus cannot be imported in OSM. The only ODbL compatible
> gazeeter known so far is the NGA Country file (GNS) for CAR, that
> counts 17,000+ places (not only populated, but also hydrographic,
> administrative, vegetation, etc., as explained in the metadata). It
> is unfortunately, generally outdated and tests showed the accuracy
> is not very precise, but nevertheless it is a good source of
> information to be compared with the places hold in the UNICEF
> humanitarian data (see the import section). The data will be 
> proposed on a specific Tasking Manager job as a downloadable file 
> gathering the Populated Place spread into each grid extent. Most of
> time each populated place is close to a specific populated landuse
> visible on Bing imagery. Towns, villages and hamlets have to be
> create at their exact location, approximately in the middle of the
> populated landuse. This latter has to drawn and tagged and a
> landuse=residential.</strike> [modifier] Quality control You can
> participate by checking the mistakes with Keep Right! or Osmose.
> [modifier] Data Imports Information on CAR Imports is listed on
> separate pages, and led by HOT and the EUROSHA volunteers. See: CAR
> Imports Central Africa Import [modifier] Central African Republic
> GIS data Access the HOT Exports service and create exports jobs to
> get GIS data on various formats. Here is a link for Bangui and
> Zongo. Check also above in the Mapping of affected cities and towns
> spreadsheet to get direct links. Note: Jobs before April have 
> topological errors, so download data from April. Start a new run to
> get up-to-date GIS data within a few minutes. The map of Central
> African Republic for GPS Garmin devices. Please find here how to
> install this map on the GPS Garmin's micro SDcard. Common and
> Fundamental Operational Datasets on the site of OCHA. Interactive
> Forest Atlas for Central African Republic of the World Resource
> Institute. [modifier] Imagery & sources Bing coverage for Central
> African Republic is available at a high resolution in many areas
> including Bangui, Bangassou,Bamingui, Berberati, Bambari,
> Batangafo, Bria, Kabo, Kaga-Bandoro, Ippy, Birao, Mbaiki, Ndele,
> Mrbes, Ouadda, Ouanda Ndjalle and Zemio. The imagery is relatively
> recent (2011). Bambari is not covered by high resolution Bing 
> imagery but there are 2 Orbview-3 images covering it. These two
> images, with enhanced contrast, are available online from
> OpenStreetMap France imagery server, as TMS and WMS. For JOSM, add
> the following TMS supplier in Preferences/WMS-TMS/+ : 
> tms[19]:http://wms.openstreetmap.fr/tms/1.0.0/centrafrique/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.
For Potlatch2, add the following background:
> http://wms.openstreetmap.fr/tms/1.0.0/centrafrique/$z/$x/$y. Check
> the quality of the imagery with Bing Image Analyzer [modifier]
> Information To get information on the situation in the field you
> can consult: the Network of Journalists for Human Rights in Central
> African Republic website(in French) who publishes a lot of located
> news and hosts a Crisis Map - CAR, using Ushahidi the Humanitarian
> and Development Partnership Team website, that collects the
> different humanitarian reports and maps about CAR. HDPT gathers all
> the humanitarian and Development stakeholders in the country and
> have weekly meetings. [modifier] Communication Connect to other
> Openstreetmap contributors active in Central African Republic :
> Enter the #osm-cf IRC channel on OFTC channel. If you are not used
> to IRC, you can easily join here from your browser check the
> mailing list talk cf check the HOT list Catégorie : Countries in
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> processing the import of humanitarian data (Health 
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_CAR_UNICEF_FOSA>,
> Education 
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_CAR_UNICEF_Education>
> and Water
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> facilities) provided by UNICEF. The process has been validated for
> a few months by the OSM import list, the import has already
> started, but it lacks some experienced OSM volunteers to help me to
>  do it. As imports require a careful process, It is described in a 
> detailed workflow 
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_CAR_UNICEF_workflow>,
> using specific, private Tasking Managers jobs to process the import
> tile by tile (thanks to Ben Abelshausen fo having set this). Would
> some mappers already experienced in importing data into OSM be
> interested to join this import?
> Sincerely,
> Severin
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