about 2020 and what I expect for 2021

Posted by PlayzinhoAgro on 29 December 2020 in English (English).

I’d like to start giving thanks to everyone who participated in our Mapathons, specially Qeef for developing the DAMN project and Karl Prieb for being that incredible person that keeps working!

Since the beginning of the year I wanted to map entire cities, starting researching fields, adding unclassified highways of my city and rural buildings, and, of course, I had plans, as some may know, to take this to another level but it turned out that the COVID-19 came. So I started to focus more on what I could do remotely and inf 4 months through our DAMN instance we managed to improve the map considerably, I wouldn’t say that it can be used for projects that need precision, besides the lack of data, satellite images are not the best way to map.





My goal in mapping these cities is to deliver a more humanitarian map of regions in my state that was forgotten or lacking data, mainly in rural areas, so with this data we can help generate vaccination campaigns, monitoring of families in need, rural settlements and much more… ELG-Iv-JW4-AAx-Kym.jpg # What to expect for 2021

In 2021 I intend to continue with my work through and expand my work by looking for the city halls and show OSM to them and maybe be able to do more field researches.

Working with City Halls

Many cities in Maranhão don’t have updated records or digital records about their city and OSM can be useful with that. In Brazil we already have several examples of cities that work with OSM, I intend to contact those already mapped cities and the ones that still need to be mapped and create a strong local community.


If you already follow me on Mastodon, you may have seen these mapathons invites that I did in the last months. In 2021 I intend to keep doing online mapathons, but as soon as possible I want to do a mapathon with the local community.

my Liberapay

Location: Centro, Santo Antônio, Timon, Região Geográfica Imediata de Timon, Região Integrada de Desenvolvimento da Grande Teresina, Região Geográfica Intermediária de Caxias, Maranhão, Northeast Region, Brazil

Comment from SK53 on 3 January 2021 at 17:08

I really like the levels graphic: I’ve been toying with similar ideas for a range of different use-cases (logistics, hiking, solar power) & the graphic expresses this very powerfully.

Comment from Strubbl on 3 January 2021 at 22:20

Wow, what a nice progress! Congratulations!

Comment from PlayzinhoAgro on 4 January 2021 at 20:59

@sk53 I ended up not putting the source of the graphic, I had saved but not the link together… sorry but I wanted to learn how to make these graphics to show some of my progress thanks for the comment

Comment from PlayzinhoAgro on 4 January 2021 at 21:00

@Strubbl thanks!!!

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