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This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to the West Bank. Any guides or conventions on this page can be discusses on the discussion page, feel free to comment or help (mapping your area, tagging streets or correcting this page).

Separation Wall

Relation 1410327 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Map (btselem)

Jerusalem District

  • Cities. Abu Dis · al-Eizariya · Hizma · Biddu · Bir Nabala · Kafr 'Aqab · Qatanna · ar-Ram
  • Municipalities. Battir · Beit Fajjar · al-Dawha · Husan · al-Khader · Nahalin · Tuqu' · al-Ubeidiya · Za'atara
  • Villages. 'Anata · 'Arab al-Jahalin · Beit 'Anan · Beit Duqqu · Beit Hanina · Beit Iksa · Beit Surik · Jaba' · al-Jib · al-Judeira · Kalandia · Mikhmas · Nabi Samwil · al-Qubeiba · Rafat · as-Sawahira ash-Sharqiya · ash-Sheikh Sa'd · az-Za'ayyem
  • Refugee camps. Kalandia · Shuafat

Bethlehem District

  • Cities. Beit Jala · Beit Sahour · Bethlehem (Beit Lahm)
  • Municipalities. Battir · Beit Fajjar · al-Dawha · Husan · al-Khader · Nahalin · Tuqu' · al-Ubeidiya · Za'atara
  • Villages. 'Arab al-Rashayida · Artas · al-Asakra · Beit Ta'mir · Dar Salah · Hindaza · al-'Iqab · Juhdum · Jurat ash Sham'a · Khirbet al-Deir · Marah Rabah · Rakhme · Umm Salamuna · ash Shawawra · Wadi al-Arayis · Wadi Fukin · al-Walaja
  • Refugee camps. Aida · 'Azza · Dheisheh

Hebron district

  • Cities. Dura · Halhul · Hebron (al-Khalil) · Yatta · ad-Dhahiriya
  • Municipalities. Bani Na'im · Beit Awwa · Beit Ula · Beit Ummar · Deir Sammit · Idhna · Kharas · Nuba · Sa'ir · as-Samu · Surif · Taffuh · Tarqumiyah
  • Villages. Beit 'Amra · Beit Einun · Beit Kahil · Beit ar-Rush al-Fauqa · al-Burj · Deir al-'Asal al-Fauqa · ad-Duwwara · Hadab al-Fawwar · al-Heila · Hureiz · Imreish · Jab'a · al-Kum · Karma · al-Karmil · Khalet al-Maiyya · Khirbet Safa · Khirbat al-Simia · Khursa · Kuseis · al-Majd · Qalqas · Qila · al-Ramadien · ar-Rihiya · ash-Shuyukh · Shuyukh al-Arrub · as-Sura · at-Tabaqa · al-Uddeisa · Zif
  • Refugee camps. al-Arroub · Fawwar

Jenin District

  • Cities. Jenin
  • Municipalities. Ajjah · Arrabah · Burqin · Deir Abu Da'if · Jaba · Kafr Dan · Kafr Rai · Meithalun · Qabatiya · Silat al-Harithiya · Yabad · Al-Yamun
  • Villages. 'Anin · Anzah · al-Attara · Araqah · Arranah · Barta'a ash-Sharqiyah · Bir al-Basha · Dahiyat Sabah al-Khei · Deir Ghazaleh · Fahma · Fandaqumiya · Faqqua · Jalamah · Jalbun · Jalqamus · Kufeirit · Mirka · Misilyah · al-Mughayyir · Nazlet Zeid · ‎ Rummanah · Sanur · ash-Shuhada · Silat ad-Dhahr · Sir · at-Tayba · Ti'inik · Tura al-Gharbiya · Umm ar-Rihan · Umm at-Tut · Zababdeh · Zububa

Jericho District

  • Cities. Jericho
  • Villages. al-Auja · Ein ad-Duyuk al-Foqa · Ein ad-Duyuk at-Tahta · al-Fasayil · al-Jiftlik · an-Nuway'imah · az-Zubaidat
  • Refugee camps. Aqabat Jaber · Ein as-Sultan

Nablus District

  • Cities. Nablus
  • Municipalities. Aqraba · Asira al-Shamaliya · Awarta · Beita · Beit Furik · Huwara · Jamma'in · Qabalan · Tell
  • Villages. Asira al-Qibliya · Azmut · al-Badhan · Beit Dajan · Beit Hasan · Beit Iba · Beit Imrin · Beit Wazan · Bizziriya · Burin · Burqa · Deir al-Hatab · Deir Sharaf · Duma · Einabus · Furush Beit Dajan · Ijnisinya · Jurish · Kafr Qallil · al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya · Majdal Bani Fadil · an-Naqura · an-Naseriya · Odala · Osarin · Qaryut · Qusin · Qusra · Rujeib · Salim · Sarra · as-Sawiya · Sebastia · Talfit · Talluza · Urif · Yanun · Yasid · Yatma · Zawata · Zeita Jamma'in
  • Refugees camp. Askar · Balata · Ein Beit al-Ma'

Qalqilia District

  • Cities. Qalqilyah
  • Municipalities. Azzun · Hableh · Kafr Qaddum · Kafr Thulth
  • Villages. Azzun Atma · Baqah · Baqat al-Hatab · Beit Amin · Fara'ata · Hajjah · Immatain · Islah · Jayyous · Jinsafut · Jit · Kafr Laqif · Nabi Ilyas · Ras Atiya · Sanniriya

Ramallah and al Bireh District

  • Cities. Beitunia · al-Bireh · Ramallah
  • Municipalities. Bani Zeid · Beit Liqya · Bir Zeit · Deir Dibwan · al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya · Ni'lin · Silwad · Sinjil · Turmus Ayya · al-Zaitounah
  • Villages. A'Abud · Abu Qash · Abwein · Ajjul · 'Arura · 'Atara · Beitillu · Beitin · Beit Ur al-Fauqa · Beit Ur al-Tahta · Bil'in · Beit Sira · Budrus · Burham · Burqa · Deir 'Ammar · Deir Ibzi · Deir Jarir · Deir Abu Mash'al · Deir Nidham · Deir Qaddis · Deir as-Sudan · Dura al-Qar · Ein 'Arik · Ein Qiniya · Ein Siniya · Ein Yabrud · Jammala · al-Janiya · Jifna · Kafr Ein · Kafr Malik · Kafr Nima · Kharbatha al-Misbah · Khirbet Abu Falah · Kobar · al-Lubban al-Gharbi · Mazari an-Nubani · al-Midya · al-Mughayyir · Nabi Salih · Qarawat Bani Zeid · Qibya · Rammun · Rantis · Ras Karkar · Saffa · Shuqba · Surda · Taybeh · Yabrud
  • Refugee camps. Am'ari · Deir Ammar · Jalazone · Qaddura

Salfit District

  • Municipality. Biddya · Kafr ad-Dik · Salfit · az-Zawiya
  • Villages. Bruqin · Deir Ballut · Deir Istiya · Farkha · Haris · Iskaka · Kifl Hares · Marda · Mas-ha · Qarawat Bani Hassan · Qira · Rafat · Sarta · Yasuf

Tubas District

  • Cities. Tubas
  • Municipalities. Aqqaba · Tammun
  • Villages. Aqabah · Bardala · al-Bikai'a · Ein al-Beida · Kardala · Ras al-Far'a · Tayasir · Wadi al-Far'a
  • Refugee camps. Far'a

Tulkarem District

  • Cities. Tulkarem
  • Municipalities. Anabta · Attil · Bal'a · Baqa ash-Sharqiyya · Beit Lid · Deir al-Ghusun · Dhinnaba · 'Illar · Kafr al-Labad · Qaffin · Zeita
  • Villages. Far'un · Iktaba · Izbat Shufa · Al Jarushiya · Kafr Abbush · Kafr Jammal · Kafr Rumman · Kafr Sur · Kafr Zibad · Khureish · Kur · an-Nazla al-Gharbiya · an-Nazla ash-Sharqiya · an-Nazla al-Wusta · Nazlat Abu Nar · Nazlat 'Isa · Raml Zeita · Ramin · al-Ras · Saffarin · Seida · Shufa
  • Refugee camps. Nur Shams · Tulkarm camp

Procedure for Data Downloading and Editing

To download data surveyed by your Garmin device:

1. Connect Garmin device to computer using USB cable.

2. Set Garmin device in USB mode as follows:

  menu ------> setup ------> interface ------> usb connection.

3. Copy tack log data collected by your Garmin device during the day to a file on the computer.

4. Upload the track log file to your account on http://westbank.maps.jsintl.org/traces

5. Set Garmin device to normal mode by pressing the Power button

6. Open the openstreetmap folder, and then open gpsbabel to download the way point data collected by entering these settings:

  Input:   
  Format    Garmin serial
  (device)   usb

 Output:
 format     GPXXML  
  (device)

and save the data with another file name.

7. Click on "let's go" button.

8. From the openstreetmap folder, open the josm batch file.

9. Using this program open first the track log file, and then the way point file, saved on the computer.

10. Make sure the server settings are as follows:

   Edit------> preferences ------> connection setting for OSM server 

and write this link: http://westbank.maps.jsintl.org/api.

make sure you don't save your login/password on a shared computer!

11. Download existing data.

12. Start editing.

13. Upload your edits. And frequently upload/download so you won't lose your work, and so you can keep in sync with others editing at the same time.

14. Write a diary entry on your account to explain what you have done. http://westbank.maps.jsintl.org/diary

15. At this point you can remove the existing waypoints from the GPS receiver if you like. From the main menu, go to Find -> Waypoints, then hit the Menu button (lowest button on the left side), and select "Delete..." This will let you delete all waypoints or waypoints of any given icon of your choosing.

Missing Features

  • Mosques shown as churches
  • Hospitals should be shown as crescent + cross
  • road near checkpoint, oneway for Palestinian, two for Isreali
  • Shops for selling shoes
  • Reversal order for Arabic Names.
  • Souvenir stores for tourists.
  • Buildings for associations and organizations offices
  • Ministry buildings: building=government
  • Office building / professional association: building-office
  • Security checkpoints: barrier=gate

Types of Data to Record

  • Type of highway
  • Street Name
  • Parking, Bus Stations
  • Street Direction (one way street)
  • Street Addresses
  • Land use
  • Stairways, Walking paths, Cycleways, etc
  • Mosques / Churches
  • Specific Buildings and Amenities,
 Schools, Govt Buildings, POI
  • Fine detail, such as laybys, service roads
  • Crossings, bridges, and tunnels
  • Additional Noteworthy Places and Landmarks

Links