[HOT] Fw: [OSM-talk] Disaster Preparedness Project

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Mon Jun 6 23:47:36 BST 2011

Hi all,

Lots of time was spent in late Feburary & early March in NZ to produce
printable maps from OSM/Ushahidi for Christchurch residents without power.
It would be great to recycle this energy.

Tim McNamara
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On 7 June 2011 10:03, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Folks, what did we have in place to produce map books?
> Can Mapsomatic easily be modified for different formats/scales?
> http://www.safety-maps.org/ was a recent project to do something similar.
> I know the developers would be interested to hear more ideas how to make it
> useful.
> == Mikel Maron ==
> +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> *From:* Richard Weait <richard at weait.com>
> *To:* Samuel Mandell <shmandell at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* talk at openstreetmap.org
> *Sent:* Mon, June 6, 2011 4:16:08 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [OSM-talk] Disaster Preparedness Project
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM, Samuel Mandell <shmandell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I'm designing a project whose goal is to prepare folks in my community
> for
> > disasters. An essential part of any disaster kit are maps of the local
> area
> > so that when electricity has gone out people can still navigate to
> specific
> > areas of the city (for instance to get supplies or medical help).
> > OpenStreetMap has comprehensive map data for my area (the San Francisco
> Bay
> > Area) and I'd like to use the mapping data to create maps for the various
> > cities to hand-out to residents. Since I'd need detailed (1:4800) of an
> > entire city I haven't been able to use the export tool since it seems to
> > have some built in limits to how large of an image it will generate
> (which
> > makes sense). For Mountain View, CA the image size we'd want to generate
> is
> > around 9409 x 11310 with a 1:4800 scale, in other words, very large. We
> > would then cut this into smaller squares and print it out in a booklet
> with
> > attribution to OpenStreetMap for the data and visuals.
> > What's the best way for us to generate these detailed maps of the various
> > cities?
> Well that sounds awesome.
> You might try downloading an extract of OSM data for that area.  You
> should be able to find an extract that deals with California, or the
> US West.  That way you don't have to deal with an entire planet full
> of data.  Then use Mapnik or one of the other rendering tools to
> generate your map.  You'll likely want to adjust the style sheet to
> make it just right for emergency awareness.
> There is a company in SF area experienced in printing high resolution
> maps from OSM data. Perhaps they'll do it for you for free since it is
> such a worthy project?
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