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General Information
Réponse à l'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest 2014 est une activation de la Humanitarian OSM Team pour fournir des données cartographiques pour assister la réponse face à l'éruption de cette maladie. Le 23 mars 2014 - Les membres individuels du HOT commencent surveiller les nouvelles concerntant l'éruption d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest. C'est le 24 mars que notre organisation recevait une demande d'assister Médecins Sans Frontières.

CartONG fournit MSF Suisse pour l'épidémie d'Ebola en fournissant un soutien au SIG afin d'entrer en Guinée. Il y a un du personnel déployé en Guinée. Les images Bing ne sont pas disponibles dans zones varieuses où on rapporte des cas suspectés d'Ebola. Pour ces zones, les CartONG achetait des images Pleiades-1A. Le Groupe humanitaire OpenStreetMap a été activé pour coordonner l'effort cartographique des contributeurs d'OSM. D'autres groupes comme VISOV collaborent également dans cette activation.

Carte montre la zone autour de Gueckedou en OSM 28 mars 2014

Services des cartes et données

Map showing the editing activity of OSM contributors in the affected areas

Sur OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap offers an online map that is updated by the minute. Various tools and services allow data extracts for GIS specialists, Routable Garmin GPS data, OSMAND, and other device-compatible downloads. With an Internet connection, it is possible to sync regularly with data contributed by the OSM community as it comes in. Bulk downloads of OpenStreetMap data are ideal for use offline. In addition, maps also can be printed to paper.

Browse the map to get a feel for the data we have available. Different map styles can be selected on the right side.

See Downloading data for instructions on getting large downloads of map data. See Shapefiles if you need this format.

Cartes sur papier

  • Raw OSM extracts for GIS Analysis : {source to provide}
  • Garmin Routable GPS Map : {source to provide}
  • Navigation Offline Data for Android smartphones : {source to provide}
    (install by copying to OsmAnd directory on your Android device). With limited communications in a disaster region, it is recommended to download offline data before travelling to this region.
  • Paper Maps Poster size can be printed
    • FieldPapers Paper Maps with grid for field survey,
    • MapOSMatic Large Paper Maps with grid, street index and POI and

Utilisation des données d'OSM pour les missions humanitaires

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Information sur cette activation humanitaire


  • To learn more about the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), explore more of our wiki-pages (root: HOT) or our web site We are a global community of mostly volunteers. We are also a U.S. nonprofit able to contract with organizations (email info at to contact our staff) Further, we are a 501 C-3 charitable organization.

Actualités HOT

  • HOT Coordinator(s) requesting remote mapping assistance March 24 to present (un-estimated duration)

Histoire de cette activation

Reactivity of the OSM Community

  • March 23 - HOT Members begin monitoring news reports about the outbreak and informing community.
  • March 24 - We receive a request for activation from CartONG and MSF-CH

HOT Activates

  • March 24 - We begin trying to locate imagery for the 3 main towns (Guekedou, Kissigoudou, and Macenta)
  • March 25 - We have multiple versions of the Landsat 8 tile covering the area online in several different color bands
  • March 25 - We begin using the Landsat imagery to trace roads and village perimeters
  • March 25 - We also do the same from some Orbview 3 image strips across the area
  • March 26 - Reception of high resolution imagery for the 3 main towns, creation of task manager jobs and appeal to contributors to map.
  • March 26 - Cumulative statistisc : 136 contributors, 270,000 changes
  • March 27 - Adding more areas of interest as Tasking Manager Jobs, see below.

Outils, adaptation et services

The various OSM developers communicate over the Internet through various communication channels. In 2013 they implemented the new Humanitarian Map Style, a map more adapted to humanitarian actions. This map, hosted by OpenStreetMap - France, is integrated in various online map tools.

The Tasking Manager and the JOSM editor are essential parts of this activation. As new imagery is available, new jobs are added to the Tasking Manager. It has allowed HOT to coordinate efforts of mappers around the world. Some days there were more then 200 simultaneous mappers registered on the Task Manager and editing mainly with the JOSM editor. Online editors also are used for less-intensive mapping. offers learning material for beginners and more advanced mappers.


Andrew Buck and Pierre Beland, assisted by Amadou Ndong are coordinating this activation. The request for Activation first came from Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. We coordinate with our partners and the Digital Humanitarian Network. Regions requiring mapping are coordinated through the use of the HOT Tasking Manager.

Équipe de support

User:russdeffner is currently helping the coordination by creating and updating this wiki-page on behalf of the coordinator team. Further details to come...

Efforts connus

Further details to come...

Comment vous pouvez contribuer

HOT Task No. 338 map

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Priorités cartographiques

  • Veuillez choisir en premier les priorités très importantes
Tâche Priorité Endroit Que faire sur la carte Source des images État de tâche cartographique État de tâche de validation
Job 463 Low Guinée roads and residential Landsat-8 In Progress In Progress
Job 465 Medium Guinée roads and residential OrbView-3 In Progress In Progress
Job 469 Guekedou roads and buildings Pleiades-1A, CNES, Astrium Complete Complete
Job 470 High Kissigoudou roads and buildings Pleiades-1A, CNES, Astrium Complete In Progress
Job 471 Macenta roads and buildings Pleiades-1A, CNES, Astrium Complete Complete
Job 472 Medium Kankan roads and buildings Bing In Progress In Progress
Job 473 High N'zérékoré roads and buildings Bing In Progress In Progress
Job 475
(dev server)
Medium Population buildings and huts Bing (ongoing - more tiles
to be added)
(ongoing - more tiles
to be added)
Job 475 Medium Conakry roads and landuse Bing In Progress In Progress

Beyond these, we need experienced mappers to make assessments of missing data on a wider scale. Fix-up of place names is needed. There are several old topographic maps of this area with many place names listed on them and possibly alternate spellings as well.

Cartes de réponse

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Images disponibles

The Bing imagery coverage in this part of Africa is pretty low-resolution. All the key towns and much of the wider area have no Bing coverage. The group CartoNG has purchased imagery on behalf of MSF-Switzerland for the three largest towns in the region. Task manager jobs have been created for these towns, and these are currently our number one priority. Our secondary priority is to trace roads and locations of villages in the wider region from a Landsat 8 images taken the 23rd of March. We also have some scattered Orbview 3 images (from around 1990) for a very limited region. Everything that can be mapped from these images is being mapped, but these are a lower priority than the main cities.

Comment ajouter à OSM

It's easy to add special imagery to JOSM from the Task Manager jobs, where an imagery URL is provided within the Task Manager. Clicking the URL should trigger JOSM remote control to add the new imagery as a layer. For more details see OSM Tasking Manager/Setting up JOSM


Bing is the 'default' Imagery available for OSM (default option in most editors). However, as we said, the Bing imagery in this part of Africa is low-resolution. The key towns and much of the wider area have no Bing coverage.

(Autres sources des images)

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Potential Datasources

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Cartes historiques

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  • Historical maps, and other out-of-copyright sources can be rectified and used as a layer through MapWarper

Événements Mapathon

Événements passés

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Contributor Statistics for this Activation

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Media coverage

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En français

Autres réponses dont Digital Humanitarian Network

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  • Officier SIG MSF-CH déployé en Guinée Conakry - 18 Avril 2014 : "Aux équipes/ communautés OSM et HOT, Avant toute chose et une fois de plus, nous voudrions vous transmettre nos vifs remerciements à chaque individu actif dans cette réponse de crise. Votre travail est un don pour celles et ceux engagés dans la réponse sur le terrain. Votre cartographie à l'échelle du bâti sur de si larges théâtres d'opération est une aide immense et précieuse pour nos équipes mobiles, ainsi que pour les nombreux internationaux récemment arrivés et nécessitant un briefing sur la dynamique notamment spatiale de l'épidémie. Identifier, localiser et accéder à des lieux de peuplement reculés est très souvent une course contre le temps dès lors que quelques heures peuvent faire la différence et pour les patients, et pour arriver à temps de façon à prévenir de nouvelles contaminations et d'enrayer ainsi la propagation de l'épidémie. L'utilisation conjointe des savoirs de terrain mobilisables et des cartes OSM ou produites à partir de données OSM nous a permis de gagner en efficacité, d'améliorer par des gains de temps l'élasticité de notre réponse.
  • Officier SIG MSF-CH déployé en Guinée Conakry - 2 Avril 2014 : "Un profond merci de la part de l'équipe d'urgen de Gueckedou et Macenta pour toutes celles et ceux d'OSM et HOT actifs dans cette réponse ! Votre travail par sa rapidité d'execution et sa qualité est très au-delà de nos attentes initiales. Les jeux de cartes faits de vos données, sitôt partagés avec nos équipes de terrain, ont reçu un accueil enthousisaste aussi de la part des internationaux que des nationaux. Dans ce moment de lutte contre la propagation de l'épidémie, le fait de sentir votre présence et d'éprouver et bénéficier de ce soutien de la communauté globale des cartographes fait vraiment chaud au coeur. "

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