[HOT] recording damage

Sean Horgan seanhorgan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 21:22:08 BST 2010

Hi everyone,

It looks like the push to define Humanitarian OSM tags in the wiki stopped
in February but from scouring the web, it looks like the HOT is very active

Where is the right place to review the current damage/disaster-related tags?


On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 08:59, Sean Horgan <seanhorgan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been in Galveston Texas for the last week and I've been trying to add
> some POIs as I've ventured around the island.  One thing I've run into is
> that some of facilities are either permanently destroyed or temporarily
> out-of-use due to storm damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008.  Little to no
> tagging of this damage exists.
> I've searched around trying to find some precedent for damage-related tags
> and found the following, all related to Haiti:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/talk@openstreetmap.org/msg26308.html -
> discussion on the talk mailing list
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Haiti_Strategy_And_Proposal -
> Haiti proposal
> http://tagstat.hypercube.telascience.org/search.php?query=damage -
> tagstats on damage
> What are the best forums to both understand current practice as well as
> discuss tagging of damaged features, i.e. storms, earthquakes, riots,
> conflicts, etc?
> Thanks.
> Sean
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