[HOT] Re : Mali

nicolas chavent nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 03:03:53 BST 2012

Nate, Pierre,

Thanks Nate for sharing those elements.

As for trying to improve upon OSM coverage (towns and roads as per AOIs),
Lars Bromley (UNITAR/UNOSAT) suggested to check the OrbView-3 images
available from USGS via earthexplorer.usgs.gov. (1 meter resolution and
 compatible with the OSM license).

Pierre, I agree with the import work focusing on Places and admin.

It would be important as well to start documenting those resources and
discussion in a Mali wiki-page.


2012/4/2 Nate Smith <nateasmith at gmail.com>

> Nicolas, Pierre -
> Agreed, and we've been having conversations here as well and are just
> getting some activities off the ground at Development Seed and MapBox.
> We've started repo tracking some of the tracing work we finished up last
> week: https://github.com/mapbox/mapping/wiki/Sahel-Priorities. These
> don't encapsulate every place in need but hit the major places of entry for
> aid organizations, trade routes, refugee areas, or significant cities. The
> Bing imagery is only good enough for tracing in the capital cities, which
> we worked on last week.
> The major OSM needs I see in the region are roads and populated places,
> and imagery. We've started a wiki page tracking the priority places that
> could benefit from better imagery:
> https://github.com/mapbox/mapping/wiki/Sahel-Imagery-Needs. I have been
> talking with Kate and Robert Soden about using various mechanisms to get
> imagery and possibly partner with HOT to do some tracing efforts. So if
> imagery comes through, there would be a lot of work to do.
> It would be great to do some imports of key reference data for the region.
> This is something that we can help with and we're looking to see what else
> we can add. Feel free to jump into the repo to track issues and priorities:
> https://github.com/mapbox/mapping/.
> Nate
> 2012/4/2 Pierre Béland <infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr>
>> Hi Nicolas,
>> Some pre-activation work can be done.
>>  In the north of Mali, there is actually very little information that has
>> been mapped. I think that we can map locally without creating to much
>> conflict with the server when it will come back.
>> In JOSM, we cannot import presently from nhttp://
>> api.openstreetmap.org/api server. But it is possible to use an other
>> server. I tested this morning, and I was able to import in JOSM from
>> http://api.openstreetmap.fr/api.
>> The Bing Imagery is not detailed enough for Mali. Should somebody start
>> to look for Imagery?
>> I already added boundaries for Regions and Bamako District.
>> I will also take care of importing populated place names.
>> We can browse a map of Mali  at
>> http://pierzen.dev.openstreetmap.org/hot/openlayers/mali.php.
>> I includes OSM, Bing and Google Base Layers.
>> Pierre
>>   ------------------------------
>> *De :* nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>
>> *À :* hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>> *Envoyé le :* Lundi 2 avril 2012 8h07
>> *Objet :* [HOT] Mali
>> Hey all,
>> Greets from Haiti where I'll still be until the end of this week on this
>> mapping project in Saint Marc (Haiti). The situation in Mali is evolving
>> rapidly as one can see from the News and from reports on UNOCHA Relief web
>> Mali <http://reliefweb.int/country/mli>. We got there a coup, de facto a
>> secession of the Northern part of the country with large displacement
>> issues, the last two events developing on an already bad situation in terms
>> of food security in the overall African Sahel. I'll have a call tonight
>> with one Information Management person from OCHA to get further details
>> there. I'll try to get  ahold on reference gis data additional to what is
>> already listed in the OCHA Core Operational Dataset (COD) registry for
>> Mali <http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info/country-region/mali>.
>> Minimally improving upon baseline data for major cities quoties in the
>> above report shall be of help for responders already active in those areas.
>> I'll revert to the list with further details from the call. And leave us
>> guys deciding if moving forward, how and how to best handle this complex
>> emergency where conflicts and food crisis are mixed
>> Nico
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Nicolas Chavent
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