[HOT] Flooding in Richelieu River, Quebec, Canada : Follow-up

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Wed May 25 01:04:16 BST 2011

Partially answering my own question :

A city map of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, from the city itself, is
available online here :

It includes missing street names from the affected area.

I assume this is public information.

Hopefully, similar maps exist for other affected towns.


Le 25/05/2011 01:48, Jean-Guilhem Cailton a écrit :
> Hi Pierre,
> Any idea of sources for street names ?
> With MapOSMatic, you can produce indexed maps of streets of arbitrary
> rectangular areas (provided they are not too large). For example, for
> Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu :
> http://www.maposmatic.org/rendered//026951_2011-05-25_01-11_SaintJeansurRichelieu.pdf
> http://www.maposmatic.org/rendered//026951_2011-05-25_01-11_SaintJeansurRichelieu_index.pdf
> (in PDF format ; PNG and SVGZ formats are available from
> http://maposmatic.org/jobs/26951)
> Or, for the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu / Saint-Eugène almost rectangular
> flooded area for which you have given a boundary relation :
> http://maposmatic.org/jobs/26952
> You can define your own areas on http://maposmatic.org .
> I do not know about zones delimited by a boundary relation. Copying
> Maposmatic addresses in case they could help.
> Best wishes,
> Jean-Guilhem
> Le 25/05/2011 00:25, Pierre Béland a écrit :
>> On may 23, strong winds up to 80 km/h pushed rapidly Lake Champlain
>> water in Richelieu river. For the second time in a month, a high
>> level record have been registered in Lake Champlain and Richelieu
>> river basin. 
>> My city and a total of 18 cities are principally affected. No severe
>> injuries are registered, but people are fighthing to save there
>> houses. Many people are fragile and severely affected of a month long
>> of fighting with nature elements. Many retired persons and low level
>> revenu persons are living in this area. Exhausted volunteers are
>> building dikes around homes. Tension and frustration is becoming high
>> among affected people. Many have already lost there houses.
>> The next steps (cleaning, repairs) will bring thousand of people in
>> affected zones. SOS-Richelieu, a Volunteers organization in wich I am
>> involved (http://sosrichelieu.com/ ) , is requesting Indexed maps of
>> streets of the affected zones. HOT Team and OSM mappers can help by
>> assuring these maps be available rapidly.
>> If it was possible, the best would be to use a tool such as
>> Mapsomatic to produce Indexed street maps for a specific zone
>> delimited by a boundary relation. We do not want to produce a map a
>> all a city but only of flooded zones. If you have any idea in how to
>> do so, your comments would be appreciated.
>> I started a wiki page at
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2011_Richelieu_river_flooding
>> I also started to roughly draw affected zones using the following tags.
>>     * natural=wetland
>>     * damage=flooded
>>     * note=temporary; richelieu river flooding may 2011
>> For the time being, this is a draw of the affected zone. But is
>> enough to see in wich areas, the street names should be added.
>> I should obtain soon detailed maps produced by cities of affected
>> zones and will then modify the map in consequence.
>> Regards,
>> /Pierre Béland/
>> /Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu/
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