#242 - #Map4America: Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana

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Isle de Jean Charles (known locally in Louisiana French as Isle à Jean Charles) is a narrow ridge of land situated in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. For over 170 years it has been the historical homeland and burial ground of the state-recognized tribe of the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians. Residents of the Island have long been threatened by Louisiana's coastal erosion (coastal Louisiana loses a landmass the size of Manhattan every year). The Island, which consisted of over 22,000 acres of land in 1955, has lost about 98% of its land since due to saltwater intrusion, subsidence, and sea level rise.[2] In January 2016, the state of Louisiana received substantial funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund the tribe's resettlement to safer ground. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_de_Jean_Charles,_Louisiana AND Please review background to coastal erosion in Louisiana: https://medium.com/matter/louisiana-loses-its-boot-b55b3bd52d1e#.ftxsktmwp


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#teachosm-task-242 #map4america #louisiana #geography2050

INSTRUCTIONS: Please trace all the buildings and roads that you can see on the imagery. Tag each building as simply "building" - as we cannot always be sure of the building use from aerial imagery.

Tag the roads according to perceived type and usage. Please consult the OSM tagging dictionary for roads: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features#Highway

When saving your work, please leave the default comment and add what you actually mapped. For example "added buildings and a residential road".

ADVANCED TIPS: * Toggle between Bing imagery and Mapbox imagery to help identify features. One set of imagery may offer sharper image, easier recognition of objects on the ground.

  • Add TIGER streets to your background imagery for reference and comparison with OpenStreetMap data: - In iD, open the Background preferences, and tick the box for 'New & Misaligned TIGER Roads' - In JOSM, open the Imagery menu, and select TIGER 2012 Roads Overlay

  • Re-align OpenStreetMap data to the imagery. If the TIGER is acceptably correct, use it for naming. - Tag roads according to usage. In most cases, this will be 'unclassified' or 'unknown'. Refer to the wiki section on tagging road features.

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