MSF Congo Mapping Party, Berlin

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This a past event which tool place Saturday Feb 15th 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Congo, Berlin Mapping Party

Welcome to the wiki page for The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mapping Party in Berlin. The event is to help map the streets of some of the cities in the DRC.

Poster: http://bit.ly/mapcongopdf

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/819073931451827/

Tweet: https://twitter.com/sabman/status/430813147914461184

irc.freenode.net: #mapcongo

When

Saturday Feb 15th 10.30am – 6.00pm (you can come along in this time window) (Timezone: Europe - Berlin)

Location

betahaus Berlin Prinzessinnenstraße 19/20 10969 Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany http://osm.org/go/0MbEx8Hn3?node=582555904

Contact

Shoaib Burq: saburq@gmail.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sabman

Q. What's OSM?

Think Wikipedia but for Street Maps :)

Q. So why do we want to map the DRC anyways?

This is so that the MSF can map the incidence of outbreak disease on a daily basis, at the finest-scale possible. In the end this will help save lives by maximizing the impact of medical intervention.

Example use of such data in a cholera outbreak includes:

  • If a given area has not yet been substantially affected, vaccination may save lives. If more than 1-3% of people have already been sickened, it is too late for vaccination to provide much protection. Concentrate on chlorination, health education, and treatment.
  • If in a given neighborhood has more than 3-5% of the population infected with cholera, the epidemiological peak has almost certainly passed and the caseload will decline. Concentrate on treatment, and consider freeing up resources for areas not yet as far along the curve.
  • If in a given area, there is a persistent clustering of cases that doesn't peak and decline (the usual epidemiological curve), there may be a point source of contamination. Find it by triangulating the centre-point of the cluster, and sending a community health worker team to survey the people and find out where the contamination is coming from (a water point, a market, a pool of brackish standing water, or something of the sort).

Q. What do you need to bring?

  • Laptop
  • Mouse

Q. I have a laptop, do I need to install any software?

No.

Agenda for the Day

  • 10:30-10:45am - Presentation from MSF Expert giving overview of focus area for mapping
  • 11:00 - Split into groups and start mapping

Getting Started Tutorials

Places to Map

If Lumbubashi (http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-11.6711/27.4814) is mapped already then below are other options:


Here is a list of places where we have a good Bing coverage and where tracing would be helpful for our projects:

Status Village Taskserver
Done Dubie http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/427
Done Mutabi http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/429
Done Manono http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/428
Done Mitwaba http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/434
Done Pweto http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/435
Done Moba http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/436
Done Kirungu http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/437
Done Likasi http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/438
Done Tenke http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/431
Done Malemba Nkul http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/432
Done Fungurume http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/433


There is also the triangle of death (around Shamwana http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2655758265#map=13/-8.1633/27.9784 where we have our permanent project) where the environment is a lot more rural where we could do more tracing for the roads. "