[HOT] Mali follow-up: Needs identified by OCHA

Joseph Reilly drjinbkk at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 12:54:49 BST 2012

Without disrupting your work flows, I'm new to HOT.  I have very slight
mapping background; however, I've been a librarian for 20 years, previously
worked for LexisNexis and often am deployed on projects involving current
news/crises, etc.  I will gladly research and deliver (hopefully) useful
data to anyone on the team.

I also just joined SBTF and Crisismapping and am ready to start running
searches immediately.
Joe Reilly, (Middle East Institute, Washington DC)
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> Bruno, from OCHA Regional Office for West and Central Africa
> (UNOCHA-ROWCA) informs us that they have identified the following data
> needs: health structures, schools, religious structures, nutrition
> centers. They are going to share with us the list of schools that is
> available to them.
> Abdulaye, from the same office, is also informing us that roads,
> streets, suburbs of cities like Gao, Tombuktu, Tessalit, etc... with
> health and education infrastructure would be really useful.
> Pierre is working on extending the data collection web application that
> he had created to collect information about health facilities in Libya
> (http://pierzen.dev.openstreetmap.org/hot/openlayers/libya_health.php),
> to also collect these other types of points of interest for Mali. When
> this is ready, it will be possible to disseminate the address of the web
> page to local contacts within Mali, and maybe also to the Malian
> diaspora, to crowdsource the data collection.
> (Of course, OsmBugs.org is already available to collect any kind of
> information, in a less structured way).
> (@Om: maybe the SBTF would like to help with this, for example by
> checking whatever could be available on the Internet. Would it be
> appropriate to create a Skype group for this?)
> Previously, a need for populated places data had been identified. Pierre
> had started to work on this, by merging COD data with OSM data. Some
> satellite imagery can be used to check the location of places, remove
> possible duplicates, and maybe find populated places that would be
> missing from the dataset. Public domain maps can also help with this
> process. See the wiki page for more details:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2012_Mali_Crisis
> It is likely that the OSM road network data can also be improved with
> these sources.
> For more information on the Sahel region and ROWCA (including the food
> and nutrition crisis in Sahel, and the crisis in Mali) , please visit:
> http://ochaonline.un.org/rowca
> You can also check ReliefWeb page on Mali:
> http://reliefweb.int/country/mli
> including the Mali maps page:
> http://reliefweb.int/country/mli/thumb?sl=environment-term_listing%2Ctaxonomy_index_tid_content_format-12
> Best wishes,
> Jean-Guilhem
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
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