[HOT] Help editing administrative divisions in Lubumbashi

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 11 12:49:16 UTC 2015


Hi Hotties,

I am hoping that some of you can help us with a task in the next week or
so...

We are (so) close to finishing the mapping of Lubumbashi in DRCongo [1
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/-11.6655/27.4786>]! It has been a
real collaborative effort with HOT (Claire Halleux and Jorieke Vyncke), MSF
(Ivan Gayton) and OSM (Lubumbashi and Kinshasa chapters) pitching in on the
field data side [2
<http://hotosm.org/updates/2014-04-01_a_week_in_lubumbashi_drc>] and
hundreds of people contributing remotely and at mapathons.

We just need to get the admin divisions in now. This is fairly technical so
you'll need JOSM experience, but Claire, myself and Robert Scott have put
together the following wiki page to walk people through it [3
<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Missing_Maps_Lubumbashi_Congo_admin_division_mapping_Aug15#What_to_do>
].

If you have any questions on this, please feel free to reply and if you
want to improve the wiki page, please go ahead.

To give you an idea of why this is important, MSF and the British Red Cross
are collaborating on a tool to help medics in Lubumbashi understand the
spread (and potential sources) of the frequent cholera outbreaks the people
that live there experience. This is an open source tool being developed by
Simon Johnson [4 <http://simonbjohnson.github.io/>] at BRC and we are
hoping to implement it in November. However, Simon needs the geometry of
the city to finish the visualisations. If we can make this work, so that it
has positive impact on how we respond to cholera, it can be repurposed for
many other places and disease outbreaks...

Your help would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Pete

[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/-11.6655/27.4786
[2] http://hotosm.org/updates/2014-04-01_a_week_in_lubumbashi_drc
[3]
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Missing_Maps_Lubumbashi_Congo_admin_division_mapping_Aug15#What_to_do
[4] http://simonbjohnson.github.io/

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