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WikiProject Haiti Mapping coordination · New mapper · Status · Earthquake maps data · Imagery · Data sources · Tasks and ideas · Street names · Public transport · Weekly meetings · News · Press mentions · Press info
  • WikiProject revisions: Revisions to front page of WikiProject completed = everything consolidated into a single table or moved to different pages. --Ceyockey 16:34, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
  • WikiProject revisions: Revisions are underway (slowly) to revise the WikiProject from crisis-response to mapping-as-usual mode. --Ceyockey 16:34, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
  • On-the-ground: Fourth deploy write-up - 2010-09-08
  • On-the-ground: HOT Mission 3 complete [1] - 2010-06-28
  • Hot website launched with blog category 'Haiti' - 2010-05-??
See also blog, twitter

There are various ways to help with the OpenStreetMap Effort in Haiti.

Marking Roads

The easiest way to help is to digitize roads. Most of the dense areas around Port-au-Prince have been covered, but there are portions of the country side still remaining.

Here is 3 minute video on how to get started specifically in Haiti.

Tagging Street Names

Sub-project Tagging Street Names using public domain maps

Marking Refugee Campsites

With extremely detailed imagery of Port-au-Prince one way you can help is by finding refugee campsites and marking them.

Getting Started Video

With the higher resolution imagery campsites such as this one can be identified:


Further Resources

Take the time to learn how our editing systems work. Here are some guides to help you.

  • Beginners' guide to OpenStreetMap in general
  • Potlatch/Primer - Guide to the flash editor "Potlatch" which appears on the Edit tab.
  • JOSM/Guide - Guide to the Java OpenStreetMap editor, a desktop app.
  • Map Features - List of tags to apply to different features on the map
  • Look at the osm-matrix and see where you can find white areas.

Get instant help in our IRC chatroom. The main email list is talk. A dedicated list for new mappers is newbies.

Use the JOSM presets for the Haiti Earthquake Response in JOSM.