[HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to support CartONG - MSF-CH - IFRC

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Wed Apr 2 20:40:31 UTC 2014

Thanks Bruno and Mapbox to provide this imagery for Mamou. This will let us support CartONG - MSF Switzerland and IFRC / Red Cross with this activation in Western Africa.

I created a new Task Manager job to map Mamou in detail and we invite contributors to map in detail.

All other jobs for this Activation are found at

 You can see some photos of MSF intervention for this Ebola outbreak at http://www.msf.org/article/photo-week-ebola-guinea
   Photo of the Week: Ebola in Guinea
Photo of the Week: Ebola in Guinea  
Afficher sur www.msf.org Aperçu par Yahoo  
   Battling fear and stigma over Ebola in West Africa - IFR...
Red Cross volunteers help stem panic in communities.  
Afficher sur www.ifrc.org Aperçu par Yahoo  
 See also this update from IFRC

 De : Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuno <bruno at mapbox.com>
À : Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>; HOT at openstreetmap.org 
Envoyé le : Mercredi 2 avril 2014 15h40
Objet : Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to support CartONG - MSF-CH - IFRC

We´ve just finished processing Mamou raster data:
Acq Date: Jan 8, 2013. 11:18:44Z
Avg Off Nadir Angle: 9°
Sensor: Digital Globe - GE01
Rendered down to z20
License: Image is licensed to be traced on OSM.

iD  custom layer: 

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:

For this Ebola Outbreak, CartOng - MSF-CH and IFRC - Red Cross have asked us to map in detail 7 towns of Guinea. Six of them are map and we are waiting for Imagery to trace the town of Mamou.
>We are also following the situation. When suspected cases are reported, it takes many days to confirm / infirm such cases. We have reports
 coming from various regions of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Until these cases are confirmed, we prioritize to add the Place names to the map. This facilitates the monitoring of the situation and is useful to provide a better base map of this region.  Once confirmations will come, we will had new tasks to trace towns in detail.
>We have a new job to add the place names. This can be done by less experienced mappers. See http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/483
>We invite more experienced mappers to join the discussion on Mumble and see tasks to validate information / align places with comparison with the various imageries available.
>Instructions for Mumble https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mumble
>To see all available jobs for this Ebola Outbreak
>HOT mailing list
>HOT at openstreetmap.org


Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño, PhD
Mapbox Chief Scientist.
World Economic Forum YGL 2013 
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