[HOT] landuse/cover import in Cameroon?

Sander Deryckere sanderd17 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 14:37:20 UTC 2016

I don't think this was "mapped" from aerial imagery. The data is too
gridded and strange to map it easily with any editor we have. So it is at
least exported from some other format (perhaps shapefile).

I assume it's derived from height measurements (where some people classify
different heights in a different way, as can be seen by the strange
transitions between data). But it could also be something that recognises

@Frederic, yes, I know it's a massive task. That's also why I didn't dare
starting it (it would dirty the data, and you probably have better
knowledge on tools to revert it easier when the data is clean). Thank you
so much for helping with this.


2016-02-04 14:10 GMT+01:00 Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com>:

> Hi Frederik,
> Here is something I kind of remember from a recent thread on a OSM list,
> about mapping in Africa - even if it was in another country, that could
> explain what you observed: before going into the field to collect ground
> data for mapping individual buildings, some teams first map roughly the
> residential blobs from satellite imagery, to then have some positioning
> references when they'll be in the field.
> Best regards,
> Jean-Guilhem
> Le 04/02/2016 07:47, Frederik Ramm a écrit :
> > Hi,
> >
> >    the revert is still ongoing; it is a *lot* of data. -- There are
> > other strange aspects of mapping in that area, for example these
> > residential blobs look auto-generated somehow:
> >
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/394572178#map=17/5.44332/10.34317
> >
> > also if you look closely you'll find that buildings have been traced by
> > someone other than the person adding the residential blobs, but
> > buildings are sometimes inside, sometimes outside the residential blobs,
> > and nobody seems to have cared to adapt the residential blob to where
> > the buildings are.
> >
> > Bye
> > Frederik
> >
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