Rajshahi (Bengali: রাজশাহী, [radʒ.ʃaɦi]; historically Rampur Boalia; nicknamed Silk City) is a metropolitan city in Bangladesh and a major urban, commercial and educational centre of North Bengal. It is the administrative seat of Rajshahi Division and Rajshahi District. On the north bank of the Padma River, near the Bangladesh-India border, with an area 2407.01 sq km, the city is located in between 24°07' and 24°43' north latitudes and in between 88°17' and 88°58' east longitudes. It is bounded by naogaon district on the north, west bengal state of India, kushtia district and Ganges river on the south, natore district on the east, nawabganj on the west. The region consists of barind tract, Diara and Char lands. Population Total 2286874(2001). Indigenous community such as santal belongs to this upazila. Water bodies Main rivers: padma, mahananda, Shiba; Paltola Beel of Godagari and chalan beel are notable.
Rajshahi is well connected to the rest of country through roads, air and rail. There are plenty of rikshaw and autorikshaw available to travel within the city and adjacent area. Public buses and taxi's also available, though not plentiful. Rajshahi is connected to most other parts of the country via the N6 national highway. Three Inter-City train services are operated by Bangladesh Railway, named "Silk City Express", "Padma Express" and "Dhumketu Express" between Dhaka and Rajshahi regularly. There are other inter-city, mail and local trains operated from here to connect Khulna and other region of the country. The city is served by Shah Makhdum Airport, named after the Islamic preacher Hazrat Shah Makhdum (R), situated at Nowhata, which a commuter town of the city. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novoair, US-Bangla Airlines operate domestic flights to & from Dhaka.
Recently a core group of members from the OpenStreetMap Bangladesh community has initiated a platform named BHOOT (Bangladesh Humanitarian OpenStreetmap Operations Team). This time the team initiated “Map Your City” project in collaboration with Pathao (a tech based logistic support company) to complete the base map for the major cities of Bangladesh.
As a part of the initiative we are now reaching for Rajshahi city and to map the city to it's block level including landmarks. We will also have street level photos taken as a part of the mapping. This will ensure the proper navigation & routing possible for Rajshahi using OpenStreetMap, which will be very helpful for NGOs, Governments and humanitarian agencies.It will also create an opportunity for all the organizations to plan different innovative ways using OpenStreetMap.
- Entities to Map
- Roads, Buildings, Waterways
- Changeset Comment
- #hotosm-task-575 #BHOOT #MissingMaps #BOIL #Pathao
Please trace buildings (building=yes) and map roads and smaller paths for as far as you can follow them. It is important to:
Trace the building using the outline of the roof and then shift the feature to line up with the ground-level footprint of the building.
Some of these squares may already be partially or fully mapped, please review and map missing features if needed, fix up the existing mapping, or just mark it "Done" if already complete.
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.
Most buildings are rectangular, after drawing the outline, use the 's' key in the iD web editor to "square" the corners. In case of using JOSM use 'Q' key to square.
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.
Use default Mapbox Satellite imagery for mapping. If you use other imagery, mention it in the comment.
In the comment, write what you actually mapped, for example: "mapped buildings"
If you have personal knowledge of a building, please add that information to the building, like the name or type of building (hospital, school, gas station, etc).
While mapping "Roads" please consult http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Bangladesh#Roads for details and examples of mapping roads in broader OSM Wiki for mapping and tagging guidance.
For a basic intro to OSM, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAmxTeCaM0Q
For intro to iD editor, watch these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac5zYqHeznY & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh5Fk0c7wVQ