- Entities to Map
- Buildings, primary roads, secondary roads
- Changeset Comment
- #teachosm-task-382 #mauritius, 2017
Important: When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
Imagery: Use the DG Premium imagery for this task. In the iD editor, click on the 'Layers' control on the right-hand side of the screen. Select the 'DG Premium' option.
Buildings: Buildings are generally round or rectangular be tagged as Building Features='Building'. There are keyboard shortcuts for creating the shapes. For tracing circular shapes, use the 'O' key and for rectangular buildings, use the 'S' key.
For mappers on the ground, collect building name, business name, address, and other relevant information (phone, web, etc.) that can be collected on a ground survey.
Major roads: Unless you know the road classification, use highway='unclassified' connecting smaller villages and hamlets highway='tertiary' for main roads connecting towns. If road networks already exist, but do not follow the satellite imagery accurately, please adjust accordingly.
Other road tags: Smaller offshoot roads should be ignored unless they link different areas of habitation.
Use highway='track' but only if the road leads to farmland Use highway='path' for narrow footpaths which cannot be traversed even with a 4x4
Waterways are not a requirement of this task, they can however be useful, so feel free to map them as well.
waterway='stream' for the small ones waterway='river' for the bigger ones
Primary roads, secondary roads, all buildings, prominent landscape features, such as water bodies