Dar es Salaam
|Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|latitude: -6.8122, longitude: 39.2748|
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Dar es Salaam is a city in Tanzania at latitude 6° 48′ 44″ South, longitude 39° 16′ 29″ East.
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Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is the largest city in east Africa with a population of over 4 million.
Ramani Huria and Flood response mapping
The city suffers from flooding. In May 2015 there was a particularly severe flood event which prompted renewed mapping attention and a new initiative, which is still ongoing (for flood resilience)
Dar Ramani Huria is a swahili translation for "Dar Open Maps". A website and project funded by the World Bank. Read more on this mailing list post
Areas requiring mapping detail in relation to the floods, would be the many slums and low-rise residential areas built too close to the rivers in the city centre on flood plains. This image give you some idea. In this blog post and recent flickr photos we can see displaced people appear to be camped out in a bus shelter here on the map.
Regions and priorities
The world bank has sponsored various mapping initiatives, some carried out by Mark Iliffe, some earlier work carried out by GroundTruth initiative working with the university there. These projects had a focus on the Tandale slum district (here on the map), and in fact this is now one of the most densely mapped areas of map data in the whole of OpenStreetMap! It continues to receive mapping updates via the Ramani Huria project described above, which involve on-the-ground data collection efforts supported by up-to-date UAV imagery.
Generally the city could be improved elsewhere, with some attempt to even out detail levels.
Browse a bing-osm comaprison to see the missing bits of detail
Dar es Salaam/Transport contains the status of all public transport in the city.