[HOT] Update about Central African Republic mapping in OSM

Severin MENARD severin.menard at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 14:49:55 UTC 2014

Dear all,

Bozoum <http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/403> and
two large town in Central African Republic affected by strong violences
related to the huge humanitarian crisis in the country, have been been
mapped last week by OSM contributors. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The current mapping progress can be checked on this
the activation is documented in this OSM
wikipage <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic>.
The two provide links to download either the whole country or specific
We are also working on adding validation processes to make the data even
more standardized.

The new current Task is now aiming at mapping the town of
from the request of a humanitarian organization. As for the other towns,
the data is used by humanitarians as baseline data and also to estimate the
proportion of burned buildings.

Anyone can contribute, even for a few minutes, by tracing streets or


Severin Menard
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