[HOT] Typhoon Haiyan Tracing -- Please Assist

Sazal Sthapit sazalsthapit at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 09:19:32 UTC 2013


Thank you for the update on the new task. We have been working on it since
the morning and spreading the word to get in more mappers involved.

Very inspiring to see OSM data being used for such noble cause.

Kathmandu Living Labs

On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 5:19 PM, Banick, Robert
<Robert.Banick at redcross.org>wrote:

>   Hello HOT Community,
>  Hello from Tacloban. Recovery work for Typhoon Yolanda is gathering
> steam in the Philippines and with it the need for highly detailed data. I'm
> here working with the REACH Initiative to conduct a rapid shelter
> assessment which will be used to inform shelter reconstruction planning for
> the entire recovery operation. In the course of these surveys we're testing
> the accuracy of damage assessments conducted through OSM and developing
> methodologies to join relevant survey data to OSM map features.
>  One of the municipalities selected for assessment is Carles on the
> northeasten tip of Panay. We're hoping to use OSM to better plan the
> logistics and administration of our assessment surveys and in turn generate
> more useful data for OSM. If possible we'll obtain post-disaster imagery
> and set up a separate task to crowd source damage assessments that we can
> validate in the field.
>  We need your help to get this done in time. Our assessment will be
> happening later this week, most likely Friday, so we need the community's
> help to trace the relevant data in time. If you have the time and
> inclination, please take a cell or 20 and chip in. If the data is good
> enough it *will* be used by humanitarian responders.
>  Many thanks to all of you for the time and effort you've given so far.
> GIS folks in the field are all raving about the quality and thoroughness of
> the data that OSM provides to this response.
>  Best,
> Robert
>   *Robert Banick* | Field GIS Coordinator | International Services | Ì American
> Red Cross <http://www.redcross.org/>
> 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
> Tel 202-303-5017 | Cell 202-805-3679 | Skype robert.banick
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