WikiProject Mauritania

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Mauritania, Africa

latitude: 21, longitude: -11.6
Browse map of Mauritania 21°00′00″ N, 11°36′00″ W
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Mauritania is a country in Africa at latitude 21°00′00″ North, longitude 11°36′00″ West.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under the OpenStreetMap License.

Bing imagery coverage

  • Nouakchott

Things you can do

There's a lot that you can do to help improve the map!

  • Add the missing residential roads outside Nouakchott using Bing imagery
  • Many missing roads in Nouabidhou, most other towns and outskirts elsewhere
  • Whole blocks in residential areas of Nouakchott are drawn as buildings incorrectly.

Find and fix errors


Key Value Element Comment
name User defined Node Way Area The common default name. (Note: For disputed areas, please use the name as displayed on, e.g., street signs for the name tag. Put all alternatives into either localized name tags (e.g., name:tr/name:el) or the variants (e.g., loc_name/old_name/alt_name). Thank you.)
name:<lg> User defined Node Way Area Name in different language; e.g., name:fr=Londres. Note that all key variants below can use a language suffix. See: Multilingual names.
name:left and name:right User defined Way Used when a way has different names for different sides (e.g., a street that's forming the boundary between two municipalities).
int_name User defined Node Way Area International name (note: consider using language specific names instead; e.g., name:en=... - see above – International does not (necessarily) mean English).
loc_name User defined Node Way Area Local name.
nat_name User defined Node Way Area National name.
official_name User defined Node Way Area It has been created for country names but we need a clarification for other cases between "name", "int_name", "loc_name" and "official_name". Example: official_name=Principat d'Andorra (where "name" is name=Andorra).
old_name User defined Node Way Area Historical/old name.
reg_name User defined Node Way Area Regional name.
short_name User defined Node Way Area should be a recognizable, commonly used short version of the name, not a nick name (use alt_name for that) and not an abbreviation (short_name issue), useful for searching (recognized by Nominatim).
sorting_name User defined Node Way Area name, used for correct sorting of names — This is only needed when sorting names cannot be based only on their orthography (using the Unicode Collation Algorithm with collation tables tailored by language and script, or when sorted lists of names are including names written in multiple languages and/or scripts) but requires ignoring some parts such as:
  • ignoring leading articles, or
  • lowering the relative importance of first names cited before a last name,
  • ignoring the generic part of a street name when it occurs before the specific name (e.g., in French with "rue", "boulevard", "place", etc.),

all of them being ignored at the primary sort level and not easily inferable by a preprocessing algorithm.

alt_name User defined Node Way Area Alternative name by which the feature is known. If there is a name that does not fit in any of the above keys, alt_name can be used, e.g., name=Field Fare Road and alt_name=Fieldfare Road, or name=University Centre and alt_name=Grad Pad. In rare cases, the key is used for multiple semicolon-separated names, e.g. alt_name=name1;name2;name3, but this usage is not preferred.
name_1, name_2, ... Do not use this tag, suffixed name tagging for multiple values is deprecated.

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