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

Andrew Buck andrew.r.buck at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 20:11:41 UTC 2014

We used to tag them like that however our thinking has evolved. I have seen at least one that is uncovered in old bing imagery but had a roof in newer imagery. Also Pierre has mentioned that in Haiti and elsewhere he has seen such buildings under construction for long periods of time. They may deteriorate some but in poor countries like this they may have no other option sometimes.


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> On Sep 13, 2014, at 2:59 PM, Tom Taylor <tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com> wrote:
> My personal practice is to tag all such buildings as abandoned:building=yes. My reasoning is that uncovered walls will soon deteriorate, so the odds that this is a building under construction are low.
> Tom Taylor
>> On 13/09/2014 12:44 AM, Blake Girardot 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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