[HOT] Houses or buildings with no roof in W Africa mapping

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 17:07:17 UTC 2014

On 9/13/2014 12:59 PM, Charlotte Wolter wrote:
> Hi, Blake,
> I thought some of them were walled areas around buildings (common in
> urban areas). At any rate I did not trace them as buildings. However, it
> would be a good idea to have some examples in the wiki.

Yes, they are hard to tease out, especially in cities like Monrovia. I 
will get examples of them for the wiki

> For me another marker of actual buildings is patched corrugated roofs.
> At first it was confusing (little squares, some pale, some dark), but it
> seems that usually it is a building. Examples of these in the wiki would
> be helpful.

Same here, I just recently did some Monrovia mapping and it took a 
little while before it dawned on me the patchwork roofs, which could 
sometimes look like a building without a roof. I will get examples of 
them for the wiki

> Often there are smaller rectangular objects around a building. Sometimes
> they look like fenced areas, sometimes outbuildings, but it's not clear.
> Is it possible to get some guidance on those? Do people have outhouses
> in the city? Do they have chicken coops? Do people usually fence or wall
> their properties?

Good questions, I don't know any of the answers :)

> Best,
> Charlotte
> At 09:44 PM 9/12/2014, you wrote:
>> Hi,
>> New user supersonic3974 asked this question in irc last night but
>> didn't get a reply:
>> [22:45] <supersonic3974> Hey, quick question. What are these things
>> that look like buildings
>> under construction? They seem to be everywhere. Here's an example:
>> http://imgur.com/ccS03xv
>> I have that same question coincidentally enough. They look like
>> buildings with no roof.
>> Are they buildings under construction or structures that lost their roof?
>> My guess is we wouldn't outline them since they probably are not
>> inhabited, but I don't
>> know for sure.
>> I'll make sure he gets an answer if someone replies here.
>> Cheers,
>> Blake
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