WikiProject Tajikistan

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Tajikistan, Central Asia
latitude: 38.8, longitude: 70.8
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Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia at latitude 38° 48′ 0″ North, longitude 70° 48′ 0″ East.

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

Welcome to all mappers interested in Tajikistan!

As of today (April 7th 2012), the territory of Tajikistan is still very poorly mapped on OSM, except for the capital city of Dushanbe.

The purpose of this page is to list users interested in mapping this country, and to organize and harmonize the data sources and the processes. Please list below your OSM identity (if any), as well as your area of expertise:


Wiki Identity OSM Identity Area of expertise
shenriod GBAO
merchant -
pamirbluesky GER
NPamir Khorog
Gulbahor Khorog
Furough Khorog
 ???  ???  ???

Things you can do to help

Here are some tasks anyone can help with. Help out!

  • Add missing residential roads in Dushanbe
  • Missing towns around Dushanbe, especially east, west and south
  • Missing towns around Kurgontenna

Common tags

A list of tags relevant for the Tajik context is being developed here. Mappers are of course free to add other tags if necessary, but this list is a good starting point, expecially for inexperimented mappers and / or for mappers with no field knowledge of Tajikistan.

Data sources

This section needs to be filled up.

In general, the only "free" data source for Tajikistan are the outdated SSSR topo maps. There have been some discussions regarding the possible license of those. For example here:

You can also refer to the Tajikistan section on the Potential_Datasources page (

New (June 23rd 2012): We are finalizing the purchase of a high-resolution satellite imagery for Khorog. This will help to entirely map the town (all buildings, roads and streets, landcover, hazardous zones...). Contact for more information

Any other thoughts?

Bing imagery

It is allowed to trace on Microsoft Bing imagery for OSM but, in most cases, only very low resolution imagery is available on Tajikistan. Below are listed some of the few areas with high resolution imagery:

The full coverage with reasonnably high resolution imagery in Bing can be seen here.


Khorog 2012

A QuickBird image (taken April 20th 2010) had been purchased for the mapping of the town of Khorog. The core of the mapping has taken place between July 28th, 2012 and August 1st, 2012. The mapping has been coordinated through the HOT Tasking Manager.

See the poor coverage before:

Khorog before.png

and compare it with the detailed coverage on August 2nd, 2012:

Khorog after2.png

The current state can be seen here.

NB: A report from the ICRC (Dec 2012) mentions this mapping exercise:

Administrative Areas

In October 2013, import of Province and District boundaries from GADM 2.0 ( into relations has been finished (please see discussion page for pending license issue). They can be quite a bit off, however (5 km in one observed case, but could be more). So if you have local knowledge, a better database or if you find that the shown boundaries reflect the shape of a nearby physical object (e.g. the winding of a river, a ridge), but are besides it, please feel free to adapt. Make sure to document changes in the "source" tag.