[HOT] #923 - Mayendit, South Sudan - highways to ditches?

Vao Matua vaomatua at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 17:27:18 UTC 2015

It appears that the Leer-Mayendit primary road in the north portion of the
project is under construction in this imagery?

Is it flooded?  There appears to be quite a bit of water in the video.

Any tag requirements?



On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Kretzer <kretzer at gmx.net> wrote:

> Actually, I was considering mapping all the fences as well, because the
> patterns are really beautiful ...
> Right now I took a brave (or stupid?) decision to change some long
> stretches from highway to "waterway=ditch". One was even tagged as "
> motorway_link"
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway_link> .
> With the imagery it is often quite hard to tell the difference bewteen
> paths or raods and ditches, but it seems to make more sense that there are
> many drainage ditches in those wetlands. And the end is a giveaway: roads
> normally don't end in rivers ....
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/8.1729/29.9339&layers=H
> I wasn't sure about the middle structure though, this could be path or
> ditch. maybe there are path running along such ditches.
> What do you think? Or doesn't it matter at all, as no humanitarian units
> would need this information for finding the people? (At least it does make
> sense to remove the motorway, I guess ...)
> Also I found this video that shows some of the area:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jbDQNj6X_I - it does look quite wet
> there, but of course this will depend on the season.
> *Gesendet:* Freitag, 06. März 2015 um 12:52 Uhr
> *Von:* "Severin Menard" <severin.menard at gmail.com>
> *An:* "Tom Taylor" <tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* Kretzer <kretzer at gmx.net>, "hot at openstreetmap.org" <
> hot at openstreetmap.org>
> *Betreff:* Re: [HOT] #923 - Mayendit, South Sudan - buildings and roads
>  Hello,
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 12:42 AM, Tom Taylor <tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> The larger round huts are dwellings, the smaller ones are storage. The
>> linear items around the buildings and huts are walls (barrier=wall).
> In South Sudan, actually it is generally fences and not walls. Check on these
> pics
> <https://www.google.com/search?q=mayendit&client=ubuntu&hs=nHs&channel=fs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Bo75VN6AGoHnUPrRgZAH&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAw#channel=fs&tbs=itp:photo&tbm=isch&q=village+south+sudan+trip>
>> The buildings and huts should be labelled building=yes.
>> On 05/03/2015 7:00 PM, Kretzer wrote:
>>>  Hi,
>>> I have some questions about this new project:
>>> In the western part there are quite unusual structures, there are many
>>> buildings
>>> stretched in long lines. Like here:
>>>    http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/8.1325/29.9831&layers=H
>>> I started mapping these as residential areas, unless there were only one
>>> or two
>>> single buildings - would you do that? Or is it better to just map the
>>> buildings?
>>> I can't even be sure there buildings are really used for permanent
>>> living, just
>>> assumed that. Maybe there is someone with mor knowledge of the area?
>>> I'm also curious what the many round strucures in the open area are.
>>> They could
>>> well be man-made, maybe something like haystacks (or whatever material
>>> would be
>>> collected there).
>>> Also I am unsure about the roads. There is one tagged as main road
>>> that's not
>>> even visible on the imagery. I guess that doesn't make sense
>>> (particularly as
>>> the other main road can clearly be seen as something like that), but
>>> didn't dare
>>> to touch the top-level structures.
>>> Thanks, and sorry again if I am asking in the wrong place!
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