[HOT] DRC, Ebola response: new task published

Claire Halleux claire.halleux at hotosm.org
Wed Sep 3 10:53:26 UTC 2014

Dear All,

At the request of humanitarian organizations, OCHA and the World Food
Programme, the whole area currently under quarantine is going to be mapped.

A new task is now published on the Tasking Manager, where Bing imagery is
Squares are small, it doesn't take too much time and new contributors are



Claire Halleux
Volunteer and Member of the Board
+243 99 256 9980 (Kinshasa, DRC)
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Claire Halleux <claire.halleux at hotosm.org>

> Dear All,
> Last week 3 high_priority tasks were completed within 3 days in DRC thanks
> to 25 active contributors. Some of those contributors have completed
> numerous squares on all the 3 tasks, that was precious!
> Those needs were expressed by Doctors Without Borders and data was
> sucessfully shared with the organisation working on the ground in the Ebola
> affected area.
> Death toll now reached 31 persons out of 53 cases.
> Humanitarian organizations are trying to set up medical infrastructures in
> the affected area. Being located in a dense equatorial forest,
> accessibility to the area is problematic. Logistics aspects currently
> challenge all who want to bring material for building temporary health
> infrastructures and other structures.
> The UN agency OCHA sent a formal request to HOT last night in order to
> increase our support in providing geographic data for a wider area, we are
> therefore turning this DRC Ebola humanitarian project into a proper HOT
> Activation.
> New tasks will be set up as soon as imagery is available.
> Keep mapping!
> Claire
> ps: Our new Activation page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2014_DRC_Ebola_Response
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