[HOT] Ebola outbreak in the DRC

Rebecca Firth rebecca.firth at hotosm.org
Sun May 20 20:01:46 UTC 2018

Thanks Claire for sharing all the details - for anyone wanting to learn
validation, Matt Gibb recently delivered a validation training webinar as
part of the HOT Community Webinars program. You can watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSUVLbTw5IU&feature=youtu.be and there's
also a useful guide on the Missing Maps website:

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 6:35 AM, Claire Halleux <claire.halleux at hotosm.org>

> Hi all,
> Many thanks to the 293 OSM contributors and to the amazing validators who
> have already participated to the mapping in the Equateur province, since
> May 8th.
> The 17th task was published this morning to respond to the needs expressed
> by Doctors without Borders and the Congolese Ministry of Health.
> Yesterday afternoon, while visiting the emergency operation center team at
> the Ministry, it was said that the identification of inhabited areas in OSM
> (mapped as residential landuse) is particularly helpful to them at the
> moment, as well as the detailed mapping of the urban areas, to better
> follow the people that have recently been in contact with confirmed cases.
> While there's been at least one new case detected each day in the area
> since the outbreak declaration, they also wished additional areas to be
> mapped as well.
> Some tasks are already ready to be added but in order to keep up with the
> quality of the data produced (i.e. keeping the rythm with the validation), *we
> need more validators*.
> If you are already participating to this validation, thank you so much! If
> you are not yet but have already significantly contributed to OSM, maybe
> it's time to give it a try...
> If you want an overview of the area covered by these mapping tasks so far,
> you'll find one here:
> http://umap.openstreetmap.fr/fr/map/osm-mapping-response-
> ebola-outbreak-2018_219291#9/-0.5273/18.8965
> Happy mapping!
> Claire
> Claire Halleux
> +243 81 611 6998 (Kinshasa, DRC)
> OpenStreetMap RDC
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