[HOT] Fwd: Re: [talk-ph] Just got back from an Aid Mission to the Remote Caluya Islands West of Borocay

Mark Cupitt markcupitt at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 09:17:04 UTC 2013

Hi Jean-Guilhem

The http://hdds.usgs.gov  had some useful imagery (10 December 13).
Unfortunately a lot of our proposed sites were under cloud, but we were
able to get some useful; information, specifically the true location of
many of the proposed mission sites. Damage asssessment is difficult as the
images are quite dark. I used some contrast enhancement that helped a great


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On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Jean-Guilhem Cailton <
jgcailton at openstreetmap.fr> wrote:

> -------- Message original --------
> Sujet: Re: [talk-ph] Just got back from an Aid Mission to the Remote
> Caluya Islands West of Borocay
> Date : Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:32:52 +0100
> De : Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgcailton at openstreetmap.fr>
> Pour : Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com>
> Copie à : osm-ph <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>
> Hi Mark,
> How did you check for DigitalGlobe?
> I have noticed that there are images on http://hdds.usgs.gov that are
> not in DigitalGlobe WMS, so maybe they are not in their other public
> views either.
> OSM seems poor compared to your map, so i don't have an accurate global
> view of the area you are interested in, but it seems to me that HDDS has
> WorldView-2 images near this area, taken also on 2013-11-24, 29 (still
> cloudy, but maybe not exactly in the same spots) and on 2013-12-10 (a
> bit less cloudy).
> You should be able to download the images yourself, after creating an
> account. (Choose the NGA_PUBLIC version of the files).
> Let me know if I could be of help, e.g. in setting some images up on OSM
> FR server in priority.
> (I am in the process of downloading hopefully all of the public images,
> in case the Charter activation closes today.
> Hopefully not, as no post-disaster imagery of the islands near Coron,
> Caluya Islands or the south of Mindoro has been acquired yet.
> Your report about Caluya Islands will be useful in the request for
> extension I'll submit).
> Thank you for the great work you and your friends are doing !
> Best wishes,
> Jean-Guilhem
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