- Entities to Map
- Primary roads, secondary roads, all buildings, especially new retail shopping areas and new housing developments
- Changeset Comment
- #teachosm-task-384, #mauritius, #map4mauritius, 2017, source=Digital Globe Premium
Important: When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
Buildings: Focus on new housing developments and new retail shopping establishments. 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.
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
Focus on drainage network. 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