#142 - Vilankulo Bed Net Surveillance Program - Mapinhane

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Please PROJECT HAS BEEN MOVED TO HOT'S TASKING MANAGER - Please Map it there!

Link to new project: Mapinhane, Mozambique - Vilankulo Bed Net Surveillance Program

Malaria is the #1 killer in Mozambique--29% of deaths can be attributed to the mosquito-borne parisite. Furthermore, 42% of deaths of Mozambican children under 5 years old is due to malaria. Not surprisingly, malaria prevalence in Inhambane Province is high, at 22.8% (IMASIDA 2015). Mozambique's Ministry of Health regularly facilitates nation-wide universal bed net campaigns, however, certain at-risk populations are often missed and would benefit from a more targeted distribution (e.g. boarding school students, prisoners, children under five years old, etc.). Visualizing how many nets each household has (especially these more vulnerable households), how many they require, and where said nets need to be distributed is essential towards addressing the overwhelming burden of malaria in Mozambique.

Peace Corps Mozambique is requesting assistance in creating a basemap of all towns and cities within the district of Vilanculo, Inhambane Province. Such maps do not exist for a majority of Inhambane province, indeed, the country, especially for the rural villages most affected by malaria. Once a town has been fully mapped, they will be exported to Field Papers and printed. These printed maps will be disseminated to community surveyors, including Peace Corps volunteers, health workers, and high school students, and they will be solicited to aid in "groundtruthing" the preliminary base map. The finished maps will be used primarily as foundations for mapping mosquito net coverage within each town. Surveys regarding net coverage will be facilitated by local health workers through CommCare's smart phone-driven, paperless survey application, as well as through traditional paper-based surveys. Follow-up distributions of bed nets will use the subsequent survey data and OSM basemap to inform their campaigns.

Secondary applications of these basemaps include mapping the progress of indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaigns, enabling Field Paper activities for youth map literacy and mapmaking programs, identifying geographic areas of interest for community development and aid efforts, and assisting ecotourism and agriculture efforts. Needless to say, more detailed basemap data (roads, villages, streets) is sorely needed.

District info: Vilankulo District or Vilanculos District is a district of Inhambane Province in south-east Mozambique. Its principal town is Vilankulo. The district is located at the east of the province, and borders with Inhassoro District in the north and Massinga District in the south and in the west. In the east, the district is bounded by the Indian Ocean. The area of the district is 5,867 square kilometres (2,265 sq mi). It has a population of 135,710 as of 2007. However, despite this popularity, much of the district remains unmapped.

Village info: Mapinhane is a small town that lies on the crossroads of the north-south EN1 highway and the road to Mabote and the interior of Inhambane province. Along with the town of Vilankulo, Mapinhane is home to one of the district's two administrative posts. Like other towns in the vicinity, Mapinhane is known for its production of charcoal.

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  Instructions

Entities to Map
buildings, roads (footpaths, unmaintained track roads, and secondary roads)
Changeset Comment
#osmus-project-142
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

Using JOSM? Please use the dedicated preset.


Please PROJECT HAS BEEN MOVED TO HOT'S TASKING MANAGER - Please Map it there!

Link to new project: Mapinhane, Mozambique - Vilankulo Bed Net Surveillance Program

Buildings

  • Most buildings are either circular straw huts or rectangular with tin/metal roofs.

  • Please accurately outline all the buildings you can find. The outline should be for the full size of the building even if it is partly covered by trees in the imagery.

  • After drawing the outline, use the 's' key in the iD web editor to "square" the corners. For circular huts, use the 'o' key to "circle" the building.

  • Many buildings are very close, but do not actually touch each other, try to map them close to each other without letting them connect or share nodes with each other, roads or residential area outlines. In the iD web editor, holding down the "alt" key will keep nodes of "snapping" to each other and accidentally connecting.

  • In the iD web editor, the first time you map a building you will use the "Building Features" category and then at the top of the list select "Building" again, this is the most generic building tag we can use as we almost never can tell the more specific use of any building from imagery alone.

Roads

  • Most roads can either be classified as foot path or unmaintained track roads. The latter can be identified by two parallel dirt tracks, formed by the continuous passage of small trucks or cars.
  • Please make sure that all roads connect, in some way, to other roads or highways.

General Mapping Notes

  • Be as precise as possible - This takes a little bit of practice, but following a road closely or the outline of a building carefully really makes a difference in the quality of map data produced. Quality is more important than quantity when it comes to mapping. Zooming in close helps.

  • Changeset comments - These are filled in with some default information but you should always add what you mapped. For example "added buildings and roads" or "added in some waterways"

  • It is ok to "split" task squares - Sometimes a task square will have a lot detailed settlement mapping. If you think it would help to make the task square smaller so the mapping could be finished in a more reasonable time, use the "split" link above the task square comment box.

  • Personal knowledge - If you have local knowledge, that is incredibly valuable and any information you are 100% sure of you can add to the object you are mapping. Building names, health facilities, names of roads, etc, are all very valuable and the name= tag can be used to supply that information. Sometimes a task square is already mapped - Sometimes you will find a task square that looks totally mapped or has nothing in it to map. Just double check that it is complete, map anything that was missed, straighten up anything that needs it and then mark it "Done".

  • Invalidated task squares - You might get a notice that a task square was "invalidated" that almost always just means someone found a few more things to map and they did not have time to map them in. No worries, it is part of the process and happens all the time. If you have to stop mapping before you have mapped everything use the "Unlock" link instead of "Done" As long as you are trying to map everything in a task square you feel confident mapping before you mark one "Done" then all is good.

  • Ask questions - if you have questions, please ask. The front page of this HOT Tasking Manager website offers a few ways to ask or if you are at a mapping event, raise your hand and ask. You are making a real difference mapping - Every contribution matters in a real, tangible way. Mapping in not easy but know that your mapping is used by humanitarian organizations around the world every single day.

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