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Ethiopia - New Addis Ababa city map launched

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12/05/08

  03:06:59 am, by admin, 179 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Ethiopia - New Addis Ababa city map launched


Ethiopia - New Addis Ababa city map launched

By Addis Mulugeta

To understand the rapidly growing and expanding city of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Mapping Agency produced a new comprehensive Addis Ababa city map with the support of the Ethio-German Urban Governance and Decentralization program. The new map was launched at the German House on November 24.

The development of new roads, high-rise buildings, churches, mosques, condominiums, hotels and recreation centers that are newly built and with many more buildings still under construction; the city is becoming the center of different international businesses, investments and a big summit. Such fast growth of the city has prompted the production of such a city map, which is very vital for citizens and visitors.

The new map provides a detailed overview of the whole city with indicated official street names, major landmarks and selected heritage sites. A unique feature of the new map is the first Addis Ababa minibus route map that immensely helps tourists, and most importantly city dwellers to navigate easily around the city by using minibuses.


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11 comments

Comment from: elcad [Visitor]
elcad

Moderator :

Where do I down load or buy/copy this map?
I goggled and tried every possible site with no luck.

[Not sure, but as soon as I find out, I will let you know]

12/05/08 @ 07:44
Comment from: samo [Visitor]
samo

Still more to come baby &#59;)
The journey might be hard but we will get there soon.
We have to work hard we owe it to our poor people.
One love

12/05/08 @ 08:04
Comment from: milkias [Visitor]
milkias

Go Ethiopia GO!

12/05/08 @ 10:02
Comment from: dereje [Visitor]
dereje

better late than never but i wish my country started the development we are witnessinng today back in the 70’s.
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“The development of new roads, high-rise buildings, churches, mosques, condominiums, hotels and recreation centers that are newly built and with many more buildings still under construction; the city is becoming the center of different international businesses, investments and a big summit. Such fast growth of the city has prompted the production of such a city map, which is very vital for citizens and visitors”

Amen!

12/05/08 @ 10:11
Comment from: Dan [Visitor]  
Dan

Nice!

Looks like civilization is slowly creeping to the homeland!

12/05/08 @ 15:26
Comment from: Eshetu Daba [Visitor]
Eshetu Daba

There needs a master plan for the city for the this millenium. Addis Ababa with auto and asphalt road is putting lip stick on a pig. How often does the streets need expensive, maintenance every couple of floody seasons?

In the long run the topography and the rain damage to asphalt road in Addis is the most smart means of transportation is only fast electric generated mass metropolitan transport that is punctual, enjoys economy of scale and reaches the suburbanites that will be commuting than getting over crowded at the center. This creates green environment, green job fast conducive for the health of the city, nation, and that of the planet.
AFRICA SHOULD SHOUT LOUDER ON CARBON TRADING FOR GREEN INVESTMENT.
Need-less-to-say we need a long and short term city planning so that we will not need to dynamite to bring down sky scrapers to make way for an ever changing micro-plan.
A Long Term master Plan needs to be kept in sight when executing short term constructions of buildings and infrastructure of the city.
Not all land should be houses, apartments, and offices. Green parks, play grounds, statues all in all scenic beauty is essential.

12/05/08 @ 19:33
Comment from: visitor [Visitor]
visitor

elcad [Visitor]
The maps are printed maps available locally but not yet online based on the infomation posted here:

http://www.addisfortune.com/Travel%20across%20City%20Easier%20with%202nd%20Map.htm

12/05/08 @ 19:53
Comment from: CHAKA [Visitor]
CHAKA

Go to maps.live.com and zoom on any part of the world including Addiss, Wolkite, Gamogofa, Bedele, Sela Dingay or Dengele. Print any section and you got a map!!! You do not need a WOYANE map it will get yo lost. If you know where to look, you can even zoom at Meles’s back yard. If you select the Bird eye view you will see him swiming in his swiming pool. Oww don’t be confused by the color of the pool water. It is RED… you know all the blood he shed Bademe, Ogaden, Ambo, Addiss, Gambela… he is sweeming in it every day.

12/05/08 @ 22:45
Comment from: Aba Jaffar Aba Gobu [Visitor]
Aba Jaffar Aba Gobu

The best is to build a new city at a new site. Where there is accessibilty to enogh water and good communication system

12/06/08 @ 09:24
Comment from: tola [Visitor]
tola

still have a long way to go…if we all support each other and work together we can achive the un achivable…ignore The Eritrean and Somali haters that try to comment negetive stuff on here

12/06/08 @ 12:31
Comment from: Mesfin [Visitor]
Mesfin

I saw this a few years back. It was done by an Ethiopian student in Holland and I was very impressed. I only hope that others could also do their part.
http://webgrs.wur.nl/cgi/Miscellaneous/EthioAtlas/

12/06/08 @ 17:42

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