[Imports] UN Mappers import of UNSOS waterways in Somalia

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 14:44:05 UTC 2020


Hi list:

I contact you to 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 import wiki here: 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Somalia/Somalia_Imports/Somalia_UNSOS_waterways_import 


A hands-on wiki showing the detailed import workflow is has been 
produced: 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Somalia/Somalia_Imports/Somalia_UNSOS_waterways_import/Workflow 


As you can see, it is intended to be a crowdsourced import using an OSM 
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!

Cheers,

Rafael.

[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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