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Ethiopia, Africa
latitude: 7.4, longitude: 39.9
Browse map of Ethiopia 7°24′00″ N, 39°54′00″ E
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Ethiopia is a Country in Africa at latitude 7°24′00″ North, longitude 39°54′00″ East.

Welcome to the OpenStreetMap Project Ethiopia!

Ethiopian OpenStreetMap community page: OpenStreetMap.ethiopia-map.com (Partially Amharic)

Cities

Cities available on bing

  • Debre Zeit - partially
  • Mojo
  • Adama/Nazret - only the very eastern part
  • Harrer
  • Mekele
  • Hawassa (Awassa)

and a lot more.

An over view can be found here: http://ant.dev.openstreetmap.org/bingimageanalyzer/

Boundary

Key:boundary#Admin_level_values_for_specific_countries Boundary tagging for Ethiopia

please see the comment on talk page.

see also: WikiProject_Nile

Data Import

  • DEPHA - has granted us (Development Seed) - permission to upload their base layers - roads, rails, admin boundaries. Outstanding work includes:
  • Roads
  • Rails
  • Rivers
  • Admin Boundaries (need to determine current status of OSM dataset before doing anything here)

Monitoring

There is a weekly report about the changes in Ethiopia on http://downloads.ethiopia-map.com/qa/osmdiff/

Tagging

Streetnames

  • name - Contains the Name as seen on the street sign.
  • name:am - Contains the Amharic name as seen on the street sign
  • loc_name - (Optional) Contains the local name. For example in Addis Ababa, many roads have common names. Africa Ave is known by many people as "Bole Road". Many Roads are referenced to because of embassies or big companies which are located there: EU Road, Bole-Ruwanda, Tele-Bole Road

see also: Key:name see also: http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php for other language codes

Church Forests

Forests surrounding Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Churches should have the following tags.

Light

Use the tag "lid" - as many streets in Addis Ababa do not have lights.

Status

Addis Ababa: Main Roads, many Names Missing - OSM Map

Bole Homes: Done

Quality control

Sources

CNS

Import cities from CNS: WikiProject_Ethiopia/GNS Problem: Cities are not classified by size.

Worldgazetteer

Allowed ? I asked for permission --Alexm 07:40, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

gdata

The also have roads .. [1]

In mapcenter there is a Map in garmin format generated from this [2]

Addis Ababa subcities

On http://www.addisababacity.gov.et/ the shapes of subcities can be found. I will try to use this as a base for addis ababa. I tried to put the subcities sketch on openstreetmap - does somebody have information about the borders?? Is Ethio-Chinese-Road the North border to bole ?

http://self.mestrona.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/g3372.png

Tag Guidelines

  • What about minibuss-lines ?

Involved People

  • Alex M. - I am currentlysoon in Ethiopia and own GPS logging devices. If you are traveling unmapped roads and you are interested to help, I can borrow it to you. Please contact me via my user page. Please leave you cellphone number... GPS Logger
  • Flor - I have started to trace some of the main streets in Addis from Yahoo. I've only been in Addis for 2 months so I only remember some of the areas well. For these areas I intend to put as much detail in as I can. Apart from that I would like to improve some of the existing ways and make them more consistent (bridges, junctions, road classification etc). I'm not so good with names of things but at least I can add things and others could correct or add names.
  • Sandfuchs - I have more or less finalized Bole Rwanda area. Worked on the south-western and eastern part of the Ring Rd up to Maganagna Roundabout. Added many Street Names.
  • Zulumap - Done some major changes to Ring Road between Bole Homes and Megenagna Roundabout. Done some changes to 'confusion square' but not completed yet. Modified various roads and made them double carriage ways. Added various POIs. I am using OSMTracker to log GPS tracks with my Windows Mobile phone and then update the maps using Merkaartor.
  • Alazar I am working for Addismap.com and I am 24 years old.
  • Alex Little I'm a VSO volunteer working at Mekelle University. I'm now beginning to map Mekelle.
  • Diego Guidotti - I started to import DEPHA data in the south of Ethiopia (Yabelo-Moyale) I am in Addis until the first week of August, I am trying to add new POIs

References