Posted by matthewsheffield on 2 February 2015 in English (English).

I have just finished tracing the streets of Slêmanî, or Sulaymaniyah, as it’s otherwise known. It’s pretty satisfying to map a large proportion of a major city by yourself; and this is my third.

I like to think of it as part of the missing map project, my own side line of it. From what I’ve read, internet access in Iraq is disproportionately expensive compared to the GDP of country, which would explain why even rapidly growing relatively rich regions haven’t been mapped by the inhabitants.

Countries I’m a citizen of are busy dropping bombs on daesh; I don’t know how I feel about that- in a neo-colonial sense and because of the awful mess that has come from previous efforts. I’d rather help out Kurdistan with something practical, unrelated to military hardware. So there you go people, add all the detail and make it your own.

Location: Nardin 327, Qrga, Bekrejo Subdistrict, Sulaymaniyah District, Iraqi Kurdistan, 333, Iraq

Comment from Rps333 on 2 February 2015 at 20:55

Great Post. I have also been mapping Kurdistan. Hopefully it will help the refugees.

Comment from Karzanom on 3 May 2016 at 12:05

Thank you for your efforts, great job that you have done. I am currently adding the street names

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