Organised Editing/Activities/GeoHealthLab

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GeoHealth Lab is a research team in Geo-epidemiology based in Phnom Penh placed under the auspices of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia (IPC). The team specializes in multi-source spatial analysis (remote sensing, epidemiological data, etc.) in the field of public health.

To find out more about GeoHealth Lab and follow our newest activities, visit our website.

Contact information and contribution tracking on OSM


For any question on GeoHealth Lab's activities around OpenStreetMap, in particular on an Organized Editing activity and/or if you try to contact a specific contributor linked to us and don't get a fast answer, please email us at geohealthresearch[at]gmail[dot]com.

GeoHealth Lab uses the changeset comment #IRD_FR and #IPC in order to trace our projects.

Training materials and tools

For mapathons we mainly use the GeoHealth Tasking Manager. Beginners start with iD editor but we encourage and train our team members in using JOSM by organizing JOSM training sessions.

Data quality control

Once the validation is completed, we proceed to an overall validation of the entire mapping area. This additional step allows us to homogenize the data & tagging and to better organize the different elements that have been mapped, in particular the road and hydrographic networks. We used QA tools like Osmose and JOSM Validator.

GeoHealth Lab team members

The following matrix lists the current "permanent" team of GeoHealth Lab, who are in charge of the creation and monitoring of the organization's projects.

OSM username Current status
System-users-3.svgvherbreteau (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) N/A
System-users-3.svgGeoMechain (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) N/A
System-users-3.svgSOKEANG (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) N/A
System-users-3.svgWorms_tracks (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) N/A
System-users-3.svgVatey Pok (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) N/A

Activity overview


Only the activities linked with OSM organized editing, i.e. editing the OSM database, are listed. Most of our projects also include a capacity building component, as well as data analysis (map edition, webdmap development), and often awareness raising on open data and collaboration. To find out about these components, please check the links in the "Additional information" columns.

Ongoing projects

Year Project Country Partner Project page or number Status Type Additional information
2021-2022 Water & Health Investigation in Koh Thom Cambodia N/A #1 Active Remote mapping in the context of the Wat-Health project
Use of Pléiades images