[HOT] Starting a new mapping project

Manuel Claeys Bouuaert manuel.claeys.b at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 10:01:36 UTC 2017

Hi Blake

Thanks for your fast response! I've just sending you a shapefile of the
Okapi national park in Northeast DRC through we-transfer- here
<https://we.tl/MRhFoiTbSO> is the download link again.

The participating organisations would be the Wildlife Conservation Society
(WCS), and NGO focused on protecting species worldwide, and the
International Peace Information Service (IPIS), and NGO delivering data and
analysis on peace topics, sustainable development and the fulfilment of
human rights.

The aim would be to map road, residential areas and if possible (illegal)
artisanal mining activities in the park. There are many stresses in the
national parks of DRC, including deforestation, illegal hunting (poaching)
and armed-actor controlled artisanal mining.

Both organisations are dedicated to work to reduce these tensions and work
towards durable peace. WCS does this with the focus on safe and well
organised park service, bringing stability tho the animals and people
living in the park. IPIS has a lot of experience with mapping artisanal
mining sites, and diffusing such information to inform actors in the peace

Disclosure: I currently work at IPIS Research.

Looking forward to hear back from you!

2017-03-06 15:19 GMT+01:00 Blake Girardot HOT/OSM <blake.girardot at hotosm.org

> Hi Manuel,
> This is not a problem. The main criteria is that a humanitarian
> organization needs the data for field work.
> Please send me directly something that outlines the area you are
> interested in having mapped, shapefile, geojson or .osm file will
> work.
> As well as some details on the organizations that need the data and
> how it will help their project.
> cheers,
> Blake
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Manuel Claeys Bouuaert
> <manuel.claeys.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I've organised a few Missing maps events now, and for our next one, we
> are
> > thinking of a new possible task in a nature reserver in DRC Congo.
> Together
> > with a local partner, we'd like to map roads and residential areas in the
> > park, and, if possible, also (illegal) mining activities.
> >
> > My questions are:
> >
> > Is it possible for us to start/propose a new task ourselves? Any
> > documentation on starting/proposing a task?
> > We'd need to check if the best imagery available is good enough for the
> task
> > we're thinking of. Is there a way I could check this?
> >
> > Thanks for you help
> >
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