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Niger Stats

Posted by dbusse on 16 August 2009 in English (English)

Hi,

did some homebrewn statistics (take it not too serious) about how the recent Mapping activities for Niger progressed.

I found this in the OSM Niger country file from Aug, 12:

Total # of Places: 126
# place=country: 1
# place=city: 3
# place=town: 46
# place=village: 52
# place=hamlet: 13
# place=airport: 1
# place=locality: 9
# place=suburb: 1

126 mapped places is not that much. The Niger GNS Export from zenfunk lists 31493 places.
But the good news is that i found 742 duplicates in the GNS Export :-)
So we just need to investigate another 31493-742-126=30625 places.

I will run my stats script next week or so again to see how far we got.

Visit the Niger Wiki page under http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Niger for further infos.

Greetings & Happy mapping

Location: Boukoki 2, Gamkalé, Niamey, Niger

Comment from zenfunk on 17 August 2009 at 12:01

Should be about 50 more since yesterday evening...

Concerning the GNS data: This data is sometimes way off, and you cannot even be sure what you are tagging- is it a village, town, old derelict military base, hilltop, wadi, lake, river and whatnot. So I think an automatic import is not an option. Best would be to get some Nigrens with local knowledge involved. They can also help with road conditions etc.

BTW: Are you sure your script is right? I know that there are at least half a dozen of airports in Niger ATM and they are in OSM as well.

Another BTW: Finisched the National Highway Nr. 1 all the way to Diffa. Wicked deciphering of the aerial map and vmap0 data. I was able to get at least some info on road conditions from several travel reports... will ad those soon.

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