State of the Map Africa 2021

Claire Halleux


Sessions

11-19
10:10
20min
Lessons learned from a building footprints import
Claire Halleux

From mid-2020 to 2021, a number of mappers in both Uganda and the DRC joined a participatory buildings footprint import. The data was produced by Ecopia based on an imagery mosaic provided by Maxar and contained more than 6.6 millions building footprints. During this session, we’ll explain what worked well and less well and what we learned from the process of integrating this data into the OpenStreetMap database.

Mapping
Room 1
11-20
14:00
60min
Translating and writing on the OSM wiki [EN/FR]
Claire Halleux

The OSM wiki is a core part of OpenStreetMap. It serves as a reference and a precious container for OSM documentation, tagging and history of community decisions.
However as described in a previous edition of the State of the Map Africa, there is a significative gap in contextualization of the content in non Western countries and in other languages than English.
Therefore this bilingual workshop proposed by OSM DRC local chapter aims to provide some tips and allow participants to start with their first OSM wiki edits.

Community
Room 1
10min
Cartographier tout seul chez soi ?
Claire Halleux

Lorsqu'une crise frappe et que les rassemblements et les mouvements sont restreints, les mapathons et cartoparties se retrouvent annulés, de quelle manière peut-on continuer à (trouver du plaisir à) contribuer à OSM ? Autant la pandémie que d'autres événements sont susceptibles d'impacter les activités collectives, comment les contributeurs se sont-ils adaptés pour poursuivre leur passion malgré les restrictions ?

Mapping
10min
Meet the OSM DRC community
Claire Halleux

OpenStreetMap is built by people for people. Beyond the data, meet the people who are making the map in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). From the Kivus to Moanda via Kinshasa, from Lubumbashi to Bunia through Kamina, discover the mappers, how they map and get organized, and how they deal with their local challenges.

Community