Unite Maps Initiative/UN Mappers

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Global peace needs global contribution. The contribution of everybody is important for peace.

United Nations helps countries torn by conflict create conditions for lasting peace. Peacekeeping, peacebuilding and conflict prevention activities are the main objectives of our mapping activities. There is enormous potential for new technologies to improve the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping missions, as they respond to an ever-growing list of tasks in increasingly complex field environments. Your help can make the difference. Become a UN Mapper.

How to join us

Our activities are accessible and open for participation for anyone who wants to contribute towards the project. The project aims to overcome the problems of lack of topographic data in the field mission areas for delivering accurate and up-to-date base information, for the missions peacekeeping, to the users and stakeholders.

Currently we are mapping in:

To become a UN Mapper you can join our local events or participate remotely by mapping in the tasks released on the HOT Tasking Manager. Follow UN Mappers on Eventbrite to stay updated.

New to OSM? Learn how to map

If you are new to OpenStreetMap find below some basic informations to start mapping.

Editing guidelines

Ever wondered how to map a particular feature? The very same object, despite having the same tag on OpenStreetMap, could look different from country to country.

Here you can find our editing guidelines for:

Mapathons and Events

Active projects

Type Start date Project Description Status Done by
HOT TM project September 7th, 2020 #9310 - United Nations for Somalia - Mogadishu: Roads, waterways and villages Roads, waterways, residential areas & places Active OSM Community
HOT TM project September 7th, 2020 #9309 - United Nations for Democratic Republic of the Congo - Uvira: Roads, waterways and villages Roads, waterways, residential areas & places Active OSM Community
HOT TM project September 7th, 2020 #9307 - United Nations for Centra African Republic - Bangui: Roads, waterways and villages Roads, waterways, residential areas & places Active OSM Community
HOT TM project September 7th, 2020 #9281 - United Nations for Mali - Ansongo: Roads, waterways and villages Roads, waterways, residential areas & places Active OSM Community

Past projects

Type Start date Project Description Status Done by
HOT TM project June 9th, 2020 #8802 - United Nations Mapathon - Bangui Roads, waterways & buildings Finished UN Peacekeeping
HOT TM project June 9th, 2020 #8735 - Mapping Luputa Roads, waterways & buildings Finished UN Peacekeeping
TeachOSM TM project June 9th, 2020 #998 - United Nations for Somalia, Dabagalo area, barriers Barriers Finished Schools
TeachOSM TM project June 9th, 2020 #985 - United Nations for Somalia, Barag Ismaciil, roads and barriers Roads & barriers Finished Schools
TeachOSM TM project June 9th, 2020 #984 - United Nations for Somalia, Qosol Tire area, roads and barriers Roads & barriers Finished Schools
TeachOSM TM project June 9th, 2020 #983 - United Nations for Somalia, Qararow area, roads and barriers Roads & barriers Finished Schools
HOT TM project February 25th, 2020 #8221 - United Nations for Central African Republic, De Gaulle area, roads Roads Finished OSM Community
HOT TM project February 25th, 2020 #8015 - United Nations for Somalia, Caad area, barriers and roads Roads & barriers Finished OSM Community
HOT TM project February 25th, 2020 #8017 - United Nations for Somalia, Ris area, barriers and roads Roads & barriers Finished OSM Community
HOT TM project February 14th, 2020 #8005 - United Nations for Somalia, Dabagalo area, Places, buildings and roads Roads, buildings, residential areas & places Finished OSM Community
HOT TM project February 14th, 2020 #7927 - United Nations for Somalia, Qosol Tire area, landuse and landcover Landuse & landcover Finished OSM Community
HOT TM project February 14th, 2020 #7920 - United Nations for Somalia, Somalia, Aual Alas, roads and barriers Roads & barriers Finished OSM Community
HOT TM project February 14th, 2020 #7918 - United Nations for Somalia, Qararow area, waterways Waterways Finished OSM Community
HOT TM project February 14th, 2020 #7917 - United Nations for Somalia, Barag Ismaciil, buildings Buildings Finished OSM Community

Import projects

Type Start date Project Import Wikipage Workflow Description Status Done by
HOT TM projects April 19th, 2020 #8267 - Somalia UNSOS Waterways import (Project 01) Somalia UNSOS waterways import Workflow Import of waterways from UNSOS Active OSM Community (advanced)
HOT TM projects July 23rd, 2020 #9069 - Somalia UNSOS Waterways import (Project 04) Somalia UNSOS waterways import Workflow Import of waterways from UNSOS Active OSM Community (advanced)
HOT TM projects October 31st, 2020 #9720 - Somalia UNSOS Waterways import (Project 05) Somalia UNSOS waterways import Workflow Import of waterways from UNSOS Active OSM Community (advanced)

Leaderboard

You can find all the statistics of our editing activities within the UN Mappers Leaderboard page.

The leaderboard is computed with OSM data of contributors commenting their changesets with the hashtag #UNMappers in the countries of interest of UN Missions involved in this mapping project.

UN Mappers Logo Contest

UN Mappers is changing its logo, and you can be the one providing it! See all the instructions to participate at the UN Mappers Logo Contest page and submit many proposals!

The deadline for submission is September 16th, 2020.

Getting in touch

We are based at the United Nations Global Service Center in Brindisi (Italy). Feel free to get in touch with us through the following social media channels!

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