[HOT] ideas on creating a dedicated server for Philippine topomap rectification

Milo van der Linden milo at dogodigi.net
Fri Feb 18 05:51:41 GMT 2011

How much space do you need?

I got about 6 Tb on my dedicated servers left plus the ability to host the
warping service itself.

2011/2/18 maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> This is Maning from the Philippines.  Last year we had a HOT
> activation as a response to flooding in Northern Philippines [1].
> Part of what we did is to rectify several 1:50k  and 1:250K old
> topographic maps which were hosted in NYPL's Relief Map Warper [2]
> [3].  Moreover, Schuyler Earl provided another WMS for the same set of
> maps in the telascience [4].  He used a really cool script to quickly
> rectify the maps using the four corners.
> One group saw the initiative and is interested to donate thousands of
> un-rectified topographic maps in their collection.  What I intend to
> do is to crowdsource the rectification.  Once rectified, we intend to
> create a separate public tms/wms for anyone to use. On my end I intend
> to use them for any future HOT activation in the country and OSM
> editing.
> I asked Tim (developer of the Map Warper) if we can upload more topos
> in NYPL, but the existing service have very limited disk space.  I'm
> asking the group for help in creating a dedicated webservice to upload
> and crowdsource the rectification of the maps.  I can maintain the
> service in the long term and hopefully encourage other data holders to
> provide more scanned topos.
> Any ideas on how to do this is very much appreciated.
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Philippines_Tropical_Storm_2010
> [2] http://maps.nypl.org/relief/layers/12
> [3] http://maps.nypl.org/relief/layers/13
> [4]
> http://hyperquad.telascience.org/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/data/sderle/ph50k/ph50k.map&FORMAT=image/jpeg&VERSION=1.1.1&SERVICE=WMS&REQUEST=GetMap&Layers=ph50k&
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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