[HOT] Alagoas Floodings

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Tue Jun 22 02:03:15 BST 2010


CBERS satellite images are a nice resource (2.5m resolution for the HRC 
sensor, apparently broad coverage in South America, free download).

I hope you get a positive response, Vitor, to your request for use for OSM.

I've tried viewing some of them in QGis, with OSM plugin for overlaying 
OSM data.

On Maceio, the state capital, I still have a shift of several hundred 
meters between the image and OSM data, even trying to use something 
similar to
(but in UTM zone 25).

If we get the authorization, could someone in the OSM community host 
them on a WMS server ?

Best regards,


Le 21/06/2010 22:30, Vitor George a écrit :
> Hi folks,
> Alagoas, a poor state at north-eastern Brazil, is suffering major 
> floodings with 20 people dead, near a thousand missing and ten of 
> thousands that lost their homes.
> How can OSM help with this disaster?
> In the news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10361810.stm
> Wiki: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2010_Alagoas_Flooding
> Vitor

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