[HOT] Ebola outbreak in the DRC

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.org
Mon May 21 13:23:06 UTC 2018


Hi Claire,

Regarding the identification of inhabited areas, do you know about the
“Global Urban Footprint” dataset? See for example:

https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/New_map_offers_precise_snapshot_of_human_life_on_Earth

https://urban-tep.eo.esa.int/geobrowser/?id=portfolio#!&context=GUF%2FGUF2012-12m

Could it also be useful?

Best wishes.

Jean-Guilhem


Le 20/05/2018 à 13:35, Claire Halleux a écrit :
> 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
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