[Talk-ug] Import of Buildings in Districts Bordering DRC

Deogratias Kiggudde kiggudde.deogratias at hotosm.org
Thu Jul 2 14:46:13 UTC 2020


Hello community,
The subject of this message is to inform the OSM community in Uganda
of an import prepared by HOT [1] as part of a project to scale up the
Missing Maps initiative, combining data extracted in a way automated
and information collected in the field [2].
In the Uganda , this import consists of more than 2 million footprints
of buildings located in the districts of Kisoro, Kanungu, Rubirizi,
Kasese, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Bulisa Hoima, Kikuube, Nebbi, Zombo,
Arua, Koboko, Maracha, Kiryandongo, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa and Insigiro.
This data was extracted from high-resolution imagery provided by Maxar
over the period 2015 to 2019.

A wiki page with details of the proposed import is available
here:https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FR:Import_B%C3%A2timents_Maxar-Ecopia_Est_RDC_%26_Ouest_Uganda
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FR:Import_B%C3%A2timents_Maxar-Ecopia_Est_RDC_%26_Ouest_Ouganda>
A second page contains the practical details of the proposed methodology
to perform this
import:https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FR:Import_B%C3%A2timents_Maxar-Ecopia_Est_RDC_%26_Ouest_Ouganda/D%C3%A9roulez
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FR:Import_B%C3%A2timents_Maxar-Ecopia_Est_RDC_%26_Ouest_Ouganda/D%C3%A9roulement>
Experienced OSM contributors who would be interested in participating in
this import will be welcome.
A similar message regarding this import will also be shared on the OSM
mailing  list of DRC and the HOT mailing list to gather a maximum
feedback.
Don't hesitate to share your comments, questions, or problems
related to this import before it begins.
Best

Deogratius

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team
[2]https://www.hotosm.org/projects/leveraging-ml-generated-building-data-and-motorcycle-mapping-in-the-drc-and-uganda-to-enhance-humanitarian-response/

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