[HOT] UN Mappers import of UNSOS waterways in Somalia

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 23:54:02 UTC 2020

Hi list:

I contact you to get feedback about the first of a series of imports 
that UN Mappers [1] are preparing at UNGSC [2] in Brindisi as part of 
the Unite Maps Initiative [3].

This import consists of around 108,000 km of waterways (rivers, streams, 
canals, etc.) in the southern part of Somalia coming from the 
geodatabase of the UN Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) [4], that would 
vastly improve the hydrographic coverage of the map of Somalia.

You can check the draft import wiki here: 

A practical wiki showing the detailed import workflow is on progress 
[5]. When finished, it will be quite similar to this wiki [6].

As you can see, it is intended to be a crowdsourced import using the 
Tasking Manager, where experienced users will be welcome to the mapping 
effort and to the validation of the import process.

Any comments/questions/issues/etc will be most welcome!

Have a nice weekend,


[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Unite_Maps_Initiative/UN_Mappers

[2] https://www.ungsc.org/

[3] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Unite_Maps_Initiative

[4] https://unsos.unmissions.org/



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