User:Vgeorge/2017 Chapada dos Veadeiros Fires

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General information

2017 Chapada dos Veadeiros Fires is a mapping campaign in response to fires at the Chapada dos Veadeiros Park, a protected area in Brasil known by its unique biodiversity and listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. According to the authorities, the fires were started by criminals under the orders of farmers contrary to the recent expansion of the park.

Read also:

- Call to Chapada dos Veadeiros Fires

For aid organizations

Map and data services

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About OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap offers an online map (and spatial database) which is updated by the minute. Various tools and services allow data extracts for GIS specialists, Routable Garmin GPS data, Smartphone GPS navigation, and other device-compatible downloads. With an internet connection, regular syncing is possible with open access to the community contributed data as it comes in, with OpenStreetMap's bulk data downloads ideal for use offline. In addition, maps can also be printed to paper.

Browse the activation area to get a feel for the data that is currently available. Different map styles including an Humanitarian style can be selected on the right side, and some data may not render (appear) on the map, but could be exported from the underlying database (See export section below).

Paper maps

Poster size maps and normal sized paper atlases of custom areas can be printed:

  • FieldPaperspaper maps with grid for field survey or general navigation purposes.

Exporting OpenStreetMap data

Anyone can use OSM data for free under the Open Database Licence (ODbL) as long as OSM contributors are credited. Exports of the OSM data for affected areas of earthquakes in Mexico can be downloaded from the OSM Export Tool, and the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform (Twitter user@humdata). Datasets are being published through the Export Tool as mapping projects are being completed on the Tasking Manager. Please check back frequently for new datasets listed in the table below.

Offline road navigation with small devices

The exports listed in the table below contain formats for Garmin (.imp) and .mwm which works in the mobile app MAPS.ME.

For mappers

How you can contribute

Learn to map

  • You can contribute to the response via the internet by tracing buildings, roads, waterways, etc. (as requested by project). Visit the Missing Maps beginners section to get started.
  • For more information visit for modular training on a wide variety of OSM topics from beginner to advanced.


  • Please choose from highest priority first. Pre-disaster situations should be simple to complete fast, just validating the essential missing infrastructures. Post-disaster mapping could require much more work and more complex planning of emergencies, but will require newer specific imagery source.
  • Generic instructions on how to use the Task Manager and map roads, buildings and waterways can be found here.
  • For experienced mappers, information on validating the tasks can be found here.


To be included.

Available imagery

OSM default imagery sources

  • Bing provides a global imagery data source that is the 'default' Imagery available for OSM (default option in most editors).
  • Mapbox provides a global imagery source.
  • DigitalGlobe provides two global imagery sets.
  • ESRI World Imagery is also a global imagery source.
How to add/use alternative imagery

In many cases better imagery is available than the default; when possible we set up a remote link directly via the Tasking Manager, so there is nothing to do, the iD editor and (as long as enabled) JOSM will automatically add the imagery.

Additionally, with JOSM, it's relatively easy to add special imagery if the license is appropriate for tracing into OSM. For more details see JOSM Imagery Help

About this campaign

About the Brazilian community

To be described

History of this activation

No activities yet.


This activation is being coordinated by:

Let us know if you want to help with coordination. You may also chat in the Brazilian community group in Telegram.

Press coverage

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