[HOT] [talk-ph] Typhoon forecast over Northern Luzon

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Mon Oct 18 12:50:28 BST 2010

Hi Maning,

I've let Jean-François Faudi, of Spot Image, know that you and Mikel 
have echoed my request for imagery.

And also about your activation request for OSM, and the wiki page.

But I've also seen that SPOTMaps don't seem to be available "off the 
shelf" for the Philippines, on 

 From experience with Pakistan floods, a shapefile showing the most 
affected areas could be useful.

Also regarding existing OSM-compatible maps, whatever is available would 
likely be useful. I've seen that the Perry-Castaneda maps library has 
1:250 000 maps from the US Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers, from 
the 1950s (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/philippines/), but the 
1:50 000 NAMRIA maps that I've seen mentioned are likely more useful. 
Maybe they could be georeferenced and setup as WMS/TMS to be used as 
background for JOSM, Potlatch and Merkaartor.

Best wishes,


Le 18/10/2010 10:37, maning sambale a écrit :
> JGC,
> Let me know of the progress on SPOT.  For what it's worth, old imagery
> ca 2010 would be better for tracing roads and other infrastructure.
> I'm tracing large rivers at the moment.
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Jean-Guilhem Cailton<jgc at arkemie.com>  wrote:
>> It is difficult to trace them without more imagery than is available now
>> (I've let our contact at Spot Image know about this), but we could already
>> use Landsat to map rivers (as heavy rains are forecast, and flash floods
>> possible).

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