[HOT] New Task: Carles Post-Disaster Tracing

Banick, Robert Robert.Banick at redcross.org
Thu Dec 19 03:33:05 UTC 2013

Thanks for catching that Maning, I forgot to drop in "tms[50]:" at the
start of the imagery URL. Fixed now.

I'll work on uploading traces this afternoon (PHP time). Should have a
couple on the main roads.

Thanks to you!

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

On 12/19/13 11:18 AM, "maning sambale" <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:

>Dear Robert,
>Imagery is not loading for me in JOSM.  Error is:
>Server returned HTTP response code: 500 for URL:
>Also as you have been to Carles, I want to ask whether GPS traces were
>collected and if yes, can you upload them is
>OSM so that we can correct possible imagery shift.
>On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Banick, Robert
><Robert.Banick at redcross.org> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Greetings from Manila.
>> As efforts to alleviate the damages from Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in the
>> Philippines shift from response to recovery the need for detailed,
>> information about damages and recovery rates has become more pressing.
>> Agencies are still investing lots in mass-distribution style emergency
>> shelter relief but are already looking at the next stage of "supporting
>> self-recovery" activities and the eventual move towards permanent
>> solutions.
>> One of the more affected municipalities in Haiyan's path is Carles, on
>> Northeastern tip of Panay Island. Much like the islands of neighboring
>> municipality Estancia to the south, the exposed islands of Carles and
>> buildings along its shores were hit hard by the typhoon. Survivors are
>> an inspiring job of putting their lives in order and moving on but the
>> for assistance and support is still real. We've create a task to support
>> this process at: http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/392
>> To support that assistance process we'd like to assess the damages at a
>> building-by-building level. Our hope is to better target assistance
>>from aid
>> agencies in the area, track reconstruction progress at a building level
>> verify the accuracy of these assessments through OSM for future work.
>> Thanks to the continued generosity of the U.S. State Department, we've
>> able to procure post-disaster imagery for the municipality of Carles on
>> northeast tip of Panay Island. Please download the imagery into your
>> software of choice and be sure to insert the necessary tags to
>>recognize the
>> NextView license's part in the data so created.
>> Many thanks to all of you for your contributions and continued support.
>> cannot speak enough to how well received OSM is by government, NGOs and
>> companies alike here. This operation represents a huge leap forward in
>> of the credibility and recognition of OSM for disaster response
>> Best,
>> Robert
>> Robert Banick | Field GIS Coordinator | International Services | Ì
>> Red Cross
>> 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
>> Tel 202-303-5017 | Cell 202-805-3679 | Skype robert.banick
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