Botswana National Malaria Programme (NMP) Mapping
Malaria is still endemic in several areas in Botswana. The Ministry of Health and Wellness, through the National Malaria Programme (NMP), conducts activities such as Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) and mosquito nets distribution to fight the disease. To facilitate these activities, the ministry is conducting field mapping together with HOT in six malaria endemic areas in Botswana: Chobe, Bobirwa, Boteti, Tutume, Okavango, and Ngami. More information: Link to initial blog
The mapping is organised collaboratively between the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW), Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and members of the local OSM Botswana Community. The main coordinator and contact person at HOT is David Luswata (OSM User: Lusdavo – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Initial remote mapping for NMP activities happened between November 2016 and February 2017. This was followed by another round of remote mapping/validation in March 2018. Field mapping in selected areas will happen between April and June 2018.
Mapping activities involve collection of selected attributes about buildings, communities and roads. The main focus is on surveying buildings, and determining their exact use, as malaria interventions focus on residential buildings. Information on building construction and materials is used to deduce which buildings are suitable for spraying.
The following data model is used for field mapping:
|addr:village||<name of village>|
|addr:street||<name of street>|
|roof||building open on at least two sides|
|construction||if under construction|
|kitchen||small outbuilding used as a cooking area|
|toilet||building only used for toilets|
|hut||small building for residential purposes or used as a gathering place|
|barn||large farm storage|
|abandoned||for abandoned building or ruined structures|
|other||free text response, shown as custom value in the constraint file|
|none||for buildings that do not exist on ground|
|building:levels||<number of levels in the building>||The ground floor is level 1|
|name||<name if present>||Building name (i.e. “Kasane Plaza”), NOT names of individuals in building|
|wall||yes||To be used for structures with a roof and at least one side open.|
Only collected in selected locations
|name||name of street|
|width||<number>||in meters of street width|
|oneway||yes||direction of traffic, NOT the number of lanes|
|addr:village||<name of village>|
|name||<community/place name>||If different from the official village name|
|alt_name||<alternate community/village name>|
|comment||<free text response>|
Tasking Manager Projects and Instructions
The HOT Tasking Manager projects used for coordination are available for review here: https://tasks.hotosm.org/contribute?difficulty=ALL&text=Botswana-NMP
Changeset comment identification
Remote mapping changesets that are part of this project should have the following hashtags at minimum: #EliminateMalaria #Botswana #MissingMaps
Field survey data should have the following changeset comment: #EliminateMalaria #Botswana-NMP #OSMBotswana and the source specified as NMP HOT Field survey
All mappers should be alert to comments on changesets and messages through OSM and depending on language options may reply directly or forward any messages to the mapping organizer for reply. All contacts via changeset comments or direct messages via OSM will also be forwarded by the mappers to the mapping coordinator listed above.
If you have any difficulty getting a response to any mapping issue or other question (no reply in 24 hours Monday - Friday) you can always email email@example.com which is guaranteed to get a response, usually within 24 hours/7 days a week.