#MapLesotho Basemap Complete

I am really glad to tell you that overnight our fellow mapper Ben Discoe clicked the last green tile. In the last few weeks there was a great effort, almost nostalgic for people to map the simple base-map tasks as they could sense they were running out.


894 the last to finish

Great news for MapLesotho as the basemap is completed!!! It has been going since July 2014. In that time of almost two years there were four big tasks:


  • #599 #MapLesotho Mapathon – Rural Base Map,
  • #894 #MapLesotho – Rural Task 2,
  • #597 #MapLesotho Mapathon – Urban Base Map and
  • #1169 #MapLesotho – Urban Mapping Task 2

The table below will show the start and finish for each one of them, as well as the number of contributors and biggest contributions in each.


Rural 1


Urban 1


Rural 2


Urban 2

Start Date

14th Jul 2014 14th Jul 2014 10th Feb 2015

21st Jul 2015

Finish Date

14th Jul 2016 10th Mar 2016 22nd May 2016

1st Dec 2015

Number of Tiles


1113 1634


Number of Mappers


102 63


Biggest Contributor


DeBigC Eireidium


Average tiles per mapper


10.9 26.1


The four tasks of MapLesotho had more than 400 contributors and with all the tasks completed there are 11,915,128 edits (nodes plus changes to nodes) which are always tracked by Colin Broderick here. Node creation (literally measuring the expansion of the map) are tracked thanks to the weekly extract by Soren every Sunday here. This is showing 9,606,320 which is lower than the total for created and changed nodes.

I can’t wait for more details of the second phase tasks being arranged by Dave Corley. I know the objective is to add much better detail to the map, and those details will help me as an Assistant Physical Planner. It is a special day, since for the first time in a long time we don’t have any squares to map.

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