[HOT] Free data for humanitarian purposes

Lukasz Kruk lukasz.kruk at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 16:47:48 BST 2012


Thank you all for your answers, a couple of genuinely useful points for me
here.

cheers!

On 9 October 2012 13:00, <hot-request at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

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> From: Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
> To: Pierre B?land <infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr>
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> Hi Lukasz,
>
> It also depends on what the data use is. For example Natural Earth is
> aimed at cartographers, so it is a good resource for making maps. If
> you wish to use the information for navigation another source would be
> better.
>
> For HOT specifically though the COD license varies and the government
> providing it can pick the license (someone correct me if this is
> inaccurate). So usually it is not something HOT can use.
>
> -Kate
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> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM, Pierre B?land <infosbelas-gps at yahoo.fr>
> wrote:
> > Lukasz
> >
> > The problem of such data availibity and quality arises every time we
> start a
> > project in a country.
> >
> > OCHA's CODs  data is usefull but not alway complete. Also, quality varies
> > from one country to the other.  Also, the license is not compatible with
> > OdbL OSM license.
> >
> > There are other sources like NGA, and again with varying quality.  See
> > http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/namefiles.htm
> >
> > Geolocation is often approximative. Such data have to be examined
> carefully
> > and corrected before importing into OSM.
> >
> >
> > Pierre
> >
> > ________________________________
> > De : Lukasz Kruk <lukasz.kruk at gmail.com>
> > ? : hot at openstreetmap.org
> > Envoy? le : Vendredi 5 octobre 2012 10h35
> > Objet : [HOT] Free data for humanitarian purposes
> >
> > Dear HOTsters (HOTties?),
> >
> > That's my first post here, so I presume that a short introduction is in
> > order? I'm a recent graduate of MSc in Geospatial Technologies, during
> which
> > I was fortunate enough to have a number of humanitarian issues used as
> case
> > studies for GIS applications. Currently I'm leading the IT Team at one of
> > Geneva's IM-oriented humanitarian NGOs.
> >
> > I'd like to start my participation here with a question - probably
> something
> > fairly well known to those in humanitarian aid world, but fairly new to
> me:
> > data availability and the approach to the problem by those who
> > (theoretically?) have the power to make a difference. I know that the
> topic
> > is enough for a book or few, so I'll try to use a specific example: what
> do
> > you think about OCHA's CODs and FODs:
> >
> > http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info/
> >
> > is this data actually useful, complete, high-quality? Is the
> availability of
> > it any help when data is actually needed? Is there any benefit for having
> > for example elevation data in there, if it's no higher resolution than
> SRTM?
> > What about free data provided by http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ while
> a
> > lot of countries don't have any data assigned on COD/FOD page? All and
> any
> > thoughts and comments are welcome.
> >
> > I hope that this question makes sense here (I'm sorry if it doesn't!),
> and
> > will be grateful for any feedback.
> >
> > best,
> >
> >
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> > pozdrawiam - kind regards - cumprimentos - mfg
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> Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 07:19:06 +0200
> From: Mike  Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>
> To: Lukasz Kruk <lukasz.kruk at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [HOT] Free data for humanitarian purposes
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> Hi Lukasz,
> Some ideas :
>
> 1. One source of data is the freedom of information request, formal
> and informal. if you ask local agencies and companies for data you
> often will get it.
> 2. I never heard about COD, but it reminds me of http://www.data.gov/
> there is an open source app ckan that people are using.
> hope that helps.
> mike
>
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Lukasz Kruk <lukasz.kruk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear HOTsters (HOTties?),
> >
> > That's my first post here, so I presume that a short introduction is in
> > order? I'm a recent graduate of MSc in Geospatial Technologies, during
> which
> > I was fortunate enough to have a number of humanitarian issues used as
> case
> > studies for GIS applications. Currently I'm leading the IT Team at one of
> > Geneva's IM-oriented humanitarian NGOs.
> >
> > I'd like to start my participation here with a question - probably
> something
> > fairly well known to those in humanitarian aid world, but fairly new to
> me:
> > data availability and the approach to the problem by those who
> > (theoretically?) have the power to make a difference. I know that the
> topic
> > is enough for a book or few, so I'll try to use a specific example: what
> do
> > you think about OCHA's CODs and FODs:
> >
> > http://cod.humanitarianresponse.info/
> >
> > is this data actually useful, complete, high-quality? Is the
> availability of
> > it any help when data is actually needed? Is there any benefit for having
> > for example elevation data in there, if it's no higher resolution than
> SRTM?
> > What about free data provided by http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ while
> a
> > lot of countries don't have any data assigned on COD/FOD page? All and
> any
> > thoughts and comments are welcome.
> >
> > I hope that this question makes sense here (I'm sorry if it doesn't!),
> and
> > will be grateful for any feedback.
> >
> > best,
> >
> >
> > --
> > pozdrawiam - kind regards - cumprimentos - mfg
> > ?ukasz Kruk
> > http://lukaszkruk.com
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