[HOT] Ebola outbreak in the DRC

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Mon May 21 18:33:05 UTC 2018

Great Jean-Guilhem
With some Ebola cases in the large city of Mbandaka, it is important to intensify mapping to support epidemiologists in Congo. This url link let's see the urgent tasks for the OSM community to support remotely.https://tasks.hotosm.org/contribute?difficulty=ALL&campaign=Ebola2018
The ESA Global Buildup Density map can be added to JOSM with this josm wms link wms:https://utep.it4i.cz/geoserver/gwc/service/wms?SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&VERSION=1.1.1&LAYERS=ESA_UTEP:GUF10_DenS&STYLES=&FORMAT=image%2Fpng&TRANSPARENT=true&HEIGHT=256&WIDTH=256&BOUNDS=%5Bobject%20Object%5D&STYLES=&SRS={proj}&WIDTH={width}&HEIGHT={height}&BBOX={bbox}
I also added these «pixels» to my osm-pixel map.
See https://pierzen.dev.openstreetmap.org/osm-pixels/#13/0.049695/18.245547where you select as overlay (Section A superposer) the ESA urban density layer.In the bottom section we can select Bing or other imagery to compare with this density map.
We see that not all urban areas are identified. Would other layers help to cover smaller housing density areas?

    Le lundi 21 mai 2018 13 h 05 min 19 s HAE, Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.org> a écrit :  
  Hi Claire,
 Regarding the identification of inhabited areas, do you know about the “Global Urban Footprint” dataset? See for example:
 Could it also be useful?
 Best wishes.
 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 Halleux  +243 81 611 6998 (Kinshasa, DRC) OpenStreetMap RDC 
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