WikiProject Afghanistan

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Afghanistan, Southern Asia

latitude: 34.1, longitude: 66.6
Browse map of Afghanistan 34°06′00.00″ N, 66°36′00.00″ E
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Afghanistan is a country in Southern Asia at latitude 34°06′00.00″ North, longitude 66°36′00.00″ East.

This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to Afghanistan. Any guides or conventions on this page can be discusses on the discussion page, feel free to comment or help (mapping your area, taggin streets or correcting this page).

2015 Eastern Afghanistan Earthquake - disaster mapping response


For Road Typology, please see: Highway Tag Afghanistan


If you have a goal that you are working towards or one that you would like to see get done (and are maybe willing to get the ball rolling) then add it to the list here, create a section where it can be coordinated and tracked, and a way of measuring progress.


How to participate?

If you have a GPS device:

  • upload your tracks and edit them :)

If you haven't any GPS but are still willing to contribute you can participate in many ways:

  • you can enhance this wiki page :)
  • you can inventoriate and tagg, using Potlatch with Yahoo imagery or using JOSM with Yahoo or Landsat imagery.
  • you can take contact with some public surveying institutions and ask them about the licencing of their data. Is there any of their geodata that are compatible with the OpenStreetMap opencontent licence?
  • You can start mapping bus road or train tracks (using relations) - perhaps take contact with the main coach to ask about their road and their stop?

Mapping Projects


city population main roads residential streets further details notes
Kabul 3 000 000 yes yes yes
Kandahar 450 300 yes yes yes
Herat 349 000 yes few no
Mazari Sharif 300 600 yes yes no
Kunduz 264 100 yes yes no
Taluqan 196 400 yes yes no
Puli Khumri 180 800 one no no
Jalalabad 168 600 yes few no
Charikar 153 500 yes few no
Sheberghan 143 900 yes yes no
Ghazni 141 000 one no no
Sar-e Pol 136 000 one no no

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People involved