[HOT] New Task: Carles Post-Disaster Tracing

Jonathan bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 01:52:10 UTC 2013


Agreed.

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On 20/12/2013 01:44, Nick Allen wrote:
> I'm not sure.  You could well be right about 'tarps', & I think in 
> some places materials such as corrugated iron sheets have been reused. 
> What was once extensive tree cover obscuring buildings is now fairly 
> open ground, so in some cases the outline has changed purely because 
> we can now see the whole structure.
>
> Nick
>
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> On 20/12/13 01:33, Jonathan wrote:
>> Thanks Nick, that was a helpful kickstart.  The one query I still 
>> have is are all the blue structures tents? As you say, most have 
>> appeared where there was once a building and in some cases they are 
>> alongside. I've not tagged any as tents as most seem to be in place 
>> of a building or as well as a building so I wonder wether they are 
>> "tarps" that have been draped over ruins or damage?   So I've simply 
>> marked the building as damaged.
>>
>> Jonathan
>> http://bigfatfrog67.me
>>
>> On 20/12/2013 00:18, Nick Allen wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Having just completed one of the squares for this task, a few notes 
>>> which may help (It's not easy, so be prepared to take your time & do 
>>> your best);
>>>
>>> If using JOSM, load not only the imagery linked to the task, but 
>>> also Bing or whatever imagery was first used. By hiding the 
>>> different layers you can then compare the before (Bing?) & after 
>>> imagery to see how the building has changed.
>>>
>>> Alignment - slightly different to the existing tracing. As usual no 
>>> gps traces available, but always worth trying.
>>>
>>> History - Be prepared to look at the history of buildings - on my 
>>> square someone had been creating new buildings using the post 
>>> disaster imagery 12 hours before I started - they were only tagged 
>>> as building=yes, so it took me a few minutes of investigation to 
>>> work out what had been done (Ctrl+h in JOSM will bring up the 
>>> history of a selected node or way).
>>>
>>> Tents - I'm fairly certain that at least two of the buildings added 
>>> 12 hours ago are actually tents - they are on the site of old 
>>> buildings or nearby, but are a completely different outline. I've 
>>> done a search on the wiki, but nobody seems to have been mentioning 
>>> tagging them before - I've tagged mine 'building=tent' until someone 
>>> comes up with a better scheme.
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
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>>> http://www.6thswanleyscouts.org.uk/ 
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>>> On 19/12/13 03:06, Banick, Robert 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, precise 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 shelter solutions.
>>>>
>>>> One of the more affected municipalities in Haiyan's path is Carles, 
>>>> on the Northeastern tip of Panay Island. Much like the islands of 
>>>> neighboring municipality Estancia to the south, the exposed islands 
>>>> of Carles and the buildings along its shores were hit hard by the 
>>>> typhoon. Survivors are doing an inspiring job of putting their 
>>>> lives in order and moving on but the need 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 and verify the accuracy of these 
>>>> assessments through OSM for future work.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to the continued generosity of the U.S. State Department, 
>>>> we've been able to procure post-disaster imagery for the 
>>>> municipality of Carles on the northeast tip of Panay Island. Please 
>>>> download the imagery into your editing 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. I cannot speak enough to how well received OSM is by 
>>>> government, NGOs and companies alike here. This operation 
>>>> represents a huge leap forward in terms of the credibility and 
>>>> recognition of OSM for disaster response purposes.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> Robert
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Robert Banick* | Field GIS Coordinator | International Services | 
>>>> ÌAmerican 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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