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

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Fri Apr 13 17:43:52 BST 2012

Welcome and thank you Joe.

It would be great if you can find extra sources for the kind of
information we are looking for.


Le 13/04/2012 13:54, Joseph Reilly a écrit :
> 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.
> Best,
> Joe Reilly, (Middle East Institute, Washington DC)
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com
> <mailto: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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