Satellite imagery to trace Ugandan city development

Satellite imagery to trace Ugandan city development

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Uganda: The American and Ugandan Red Cross in collaboration with the US State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit and HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) will trace the cities of Gulu and Lira in Northern Uganda using high-resolution satellite imagery.

All HOT members, followers and fans have been invited to join this project and help in tracing these rapidly expanding cities which are rebuilding after years of conflict. The resulting maps will be used to conduct on-the-ground trainings for Ugandan Red Cross staff and volunteers, including trainings in how to use and contribute to Open Street Map. Those trainings will be put to use preventing traffic accidents and responding to the frequent house fires which plague the area.

Source: UN-Spider