[HOT] [talk-ph] Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 04:26:45 GMT 2012

Dear everyone,

As some of you maybe aware, we are on the 2nd week since Typhoon
Bopha/Pablo struck large areas of the Philippines.  Several
humanitarian agencies are now deployed to assist in the response.
MapAction [1]  is requesting updated road and other information to
many inaccessible areas in the region.

I created a task in HOT's tasking manager [2] , please help in the
tracing.  Right now we have limited imagery coverage (only Bing and
OrbView-3) but you can trace a lot of information from already from
these imagery.  More information on what and how to trace in the
tasking details/workflow.

Advance thanks for helping.

[0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Bopha_%282012%29
[1] http://mapaction.org/deployments/depldetail/216.html
[2] http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/115

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks again JGC for the additional imagery.  The imagery made worried
> more.  I am seeing many small clusters of settlements around the area
> which I fear is not yet accessed by ground responders. :(
> Some updates on the data request by several humanitarian agencies:
> 1. The humanitarian cluster led by the Red Cross is building a
> database to support the response.  Description of the activity below:
> "Data entry support/leadership: We may have a few thousand surveys
>   to enter into the database, which means ideally 10-20 data entry
>   people once the survey starts. I am looking for volunteers and a
>   computer lab to operate in. If either of you can help me with some
>   leads on either of these (students are great because they can usually
>   type well and we can give them a certificate), that would be amazing."
> I am currently coordinating this with a local university in Davao
> City.  If anyone based in the region is interested to participate, let
> me know.
> 2.  MapAction [1] is looking for an updated road data.  While I
> believe most of the major roads available in Bing imagery is now
> traced, we lack data for minor roads particularly for the remote
> areas.  Orbview-3 can augment this coverage, a few I already added.
> along New Bataan and Maragusan [0].  I am waiting for MapAction's
> response on what specific areas they need road update.  Pending this
> information, I request mappers to continue digitizing roads in Bing
> and OrbView3.  Other features worth tracing are waterways
> (waterway=river) and settlements (place=neighborhood,village,hamlet)
> [0] http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=7.342&lon=126.1915&zoom=13&layers=M
> [1] http://mapaction.org/deployments/depldetail/216.html
> Once we get a clear understanding of where and what needs to be
> mapped, I will create a tasking manager job for this.
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Two other OrbView-3 images are now available at the south end of the
>> strip (as well as another one at the north end, and one in the middle of
>> the strip).
>> The cloud coverage of these 4 "new" images is between 25 and 33%, which
>> is why they were not included in the previous batch (where cloud
>> coverage was less than 20%).
>> Contrast stretching of the images in the strip has also been revised, to
>> take the clouds into account.
>> Best wishes,
>> Jean-Guilhem
>> Le 06/12/2012 07:43, maning sambale a écrit :
>>> The town center of New Bataan is covered by OrbView-3 although the
>>> image is very dark.
>>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=7.54826&lon=126.13943&zoom=16&layers=M
>>> On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com> wrote:
>>>> Le 04/12/2012 03:01, maning sambale a écrit :
>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>> Hope all are mappers in Visayas and Mindanao are safe and dry.  If you
>>>>> need help with remote mapping, let us know.
>>>> Dear All,
>>>> For what is worth, this is a reminder that there is a strip of OrbView-3
>>>> imagery available over part of Compostela Valley, east of New Bataan,
>>>> that includes areas not covered by Bing in high resolution, and covers
>>>> some roads and villages unmapped in OSM.
>>>> For example:
>>>> http://osm.arkemie.org/ousm/philippines/?zoom=14&lat=7.55219&lon=126.12762&layers=0B00TFFTF
>>>> tms:http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/philippines/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.jpg
>>>> Best wishes to affected people,
>>>> Jean-Guilhem
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> --
> cheers,
> maning
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