Mapping in the Times of COVID-19 and How You Can Help
So although many of us have to stay in, there are still ways that we can help—by simply improving the map. We’ve been talking with the mapping community to find out what the current mapping priorities are and how you can help. Here are some of the mapping attributes that are increasingly important in the current environment:
Hospitals/clinics including facilities and surrounds: This includes the opening hours, addresses, services provided, building outlines, and helipads for countries where air ambulances are commonly used.
Pharmacies: Opening hours, locations and addresses.
Supermarkets, marketplaces, and convenience stores: Opening hours, locations and addresses.
Banks, ATMs, electronic money transfers: Particularly important with global economic disruption.
We highly encourage mapping some of the above features in an area you care about. There are also some existing tasks that you can help complete.
Hospitals in the Philippines with MapRoulette
Global health sites mapping with Healthsites
Health care clinic information globally with MapContrib
Hospital outlines and surrounds in Qom, Iran with MapRoulette
Hospital outlines and surrounds in Tehran province, Iran with MapRoulette
Importing pharmacies in Catalonia, Spain with OSM Tasking Manager
Enriching hospital data in Istanbul with MapRoulette