[HOT] Pakistan Floods, HOT and OSM mappers

Shoaib Burq shoaib at nomad-labs.com
Sun Aug 8 00:53:52 BST 2010


Brad more RADARSAT2 maps
http://www.emergencyresponse.eu/site/FO/scripts/myFO_contenu.php?noeu_id=107&page_id=&lang=EN

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 5:44 AM, Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jeff, I'd say it couldn't hurt, and might give me some impetus to try JOSM :)
>
> I answered my earlier question about the big picture by finding my way
> to ReliefNet, which has a collection of sitreps and maps.  I've
> updated the intro on the wiki page with info from the most recent OCHA
> sitrep, and included a link to the ReliefNet page.  Anyone have ideas
> on a map that better shows the affected areas?  (something more along
> these lines: http://www.pdc.org/PDCNewsWebArticles/2010/Pakistan/Pakistan_flood_2010.pdf)
>
> Also, one more thing I found but don't have time to look at right now,
> is the Pacific Disaster Center has some data served up in various
> formats: http://www.pdc.org/PDCNewsWebArticles/2010/Pakistan/support.htm
>  Not sure about metadata/licensing.
>
> Brad
>
> On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Jeffrey Johnson <ortelius at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is it helpful for me to put up the DMA maps as a WMS?
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>> On Aug 7, 2010, at 9:03, Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I think it'd be good to be clearer about the most affected
>>> areas--whether it's specific towns, or specific river valleys--and
>>> marking those on a map on the Pakistan Floods page.  The flooding is
>>> over such a huge area that I kind of lose perspective on where things
>>> are, so anything that focuses mapping efforts on the best areas really
>>> helps.  Also, I put the links to the US Defense Mapping Agency maps up
>>> on the Data Sources page and have started adding some town names from
>>> those.  Those also have rivers and canals marked and often named.
>>> Hopefully this might help with orientation.
>>>
>>> Cheers, Brad
>>>
>>> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Katie Filbert <filbertk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Dear All,
>>>>>
>>>>> Would it be helpful to make mapping in the flood area a project of the
>>>>> week at this point?  Should we wait for more / better / newer imagery
>>>>> before calling for wider participation?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Probably wait.
>>>>
>>>> For now, we could use some help with mapping Osh and Bazar-Korgan in
>>>> Kyrgyzstan.
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Kyrgyzstan
>>>>
>>>> I have done some mapping for Bazar-Korgan... most of the roads are there,
>>>> but we can map landuse, buildings, etc.   As much detail from imagery would
>>>> help people who later map on-the-ground there.
>>>>
>>>> Also (not all flood-affected areas), but some areas of Pakistan do have good
>>>> Yahoo imagery (e.g. Karachi) and need work.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=353295
>>>>
>>>>> What should be added to these pages before calling for wider
>>>>> participation?
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2010_07_Pakistan_Floods
>>>>
>>>> Key thing obviously is obtaining imagery and data that we can use.  The wiki
>>>> page indicates some effort is underway to obtain imagery.
>>>>
>>>> Not sure what to add to the pages now.
>>>>
>>>> -Katie
>>>>
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>>>> Katie Filbert
>>>> filbertk at gmail.com
>>>> @filbertkm
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