[HOT] Maps of the Itaya and Napo Rivers in Peru

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 23:54:14 UTC 2016

A quick look shows that there is reasonable Bing imagery for parts of Peru,
there is also some mapbox imagery available.  If you know where to look use
http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/1994109#map=12/-3.7541/-73.2410 to
zoom in to the area you're interested in then use that link on the website
with the lat and long to download the area into JOSM, after that you pull
in the imagery.  Is Africa certainly many of the cell phone towers can be
spotted from the satellite imagery.

Openstreetmap has the ability to hold the information you'd like, it
doesn't necessarily contain it.

Talk nicely to whoever pays for the health posts, they probably know where
they are.  With luck that information can be added to OpenStreetMap.  If
you want highways and settlements the best bet is to ask someone nicely to
set up a project in the task manager but be aware many projects do not get
completed within a reasonable time frame though I note some towns in Peru
look well mapped so there might be some local mappers you can smile at.

Cheerio John

On 13 February 2016 at 14:35, Priscilla Dao <Priscilla.Dao at colorado.edu>

> Hello,
> My name is Priscilla and I am currently a student studying Chemical
> Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am conducting
> research with the guidance of Professor Alan Mickelson on the development
> of communication networks in the hopes of reducing malaria outbreaks in the
> communities along the Itaya and the Napo River in Peru. Finding information
> about the region online has been quite difficult and as a result, I am
> sending this email in the hopes of finding maps of the region that are not
> readily accessible. These include:
> 1) A map that identifies the locations of all health posts along the Itaya
> and Napo Rivers respectively
> 2) A map for the dry and wet season of Peru that shows how water levels
> for these two rivers fluctuate over the course of the year
> 3) A map that identifies the locations of all the cell towers in the area,
> so we can better distinguish between areas that have cell phone coverage
> and those that do not
> If you have access to the requested information or know someone who you
> would recommend getting in touch with, I would really appreciate it if you
> could pass the information along. Thank you.
> Kind regards,
> Priscilla
> --
> *Priscilla Dao*
> Email: priscilla.dao at colorado.edu
> Chemical and Biological Engineering
> University of Colorado at Boulder
> *I would love to live*
> *Like a river flows.*
> *Carried by the surprise*
> *Of its own unfolding.*
> *(John O'Donohue)*
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