Origins of Doha Project Contributes to Open Street Map

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Have you ever been frustrated by giving directions in Doha? Why not contribute to making a better map?

The Origins of Doha Project are conducting an intensive building survey on the streets of Old Doha. During this survey we have been updating our GIS (Geographic Information System) with street names as we record the buildings.

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The team has been contributing this information back to Open Street Map, a project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world:

http://www.openstreetmap.org

Open Street Map allows users to change street names, update important locations, and define the boundaries of neighborhoods.

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We realize that sometimes the street names are different than what is written on the signs, so we have been trying to encourage local contributions to this important project.

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