[HOT] Fw: Data Expedition to Map Bangledesh Garment Factories

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 7 16:17:20 UTC 2013



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>tl;dr: If you are a mapper in Bangladesh, or interested in Bangladesh, and want to help map garment factories in OSM to provide a real comprehensive transparent picture of what's going on, sign up the OKFN data expedition on October 18-20. In Bangladesh, contact Nurunnaby Chowdhury <nurunnabyhasive at gmail.com> for information on the local venue.
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>Longer:
>The Open Knowledge Foundation is organizing its second Data Expedition, October 18-20, to collect and link data on the global garment supply chain. 
>Activity promoting *real* transparency has been increasing since the tragic garment factory accidents earlier this year. Putting together a comprehensive picture of the sector can hopefully bring greater accountability and real rights to workers.
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>http://schoolofdata.org/2013/10/02/data-expedition-garment-factories/
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>Mapping is a crucial part. OpenStreetMap's potential here is to map the actual geographic context of these factories, and link/export that geography to databases of customers/brands, ownership, safety records, etc. We're talking actual physical building foot print, # of floors, type of building (multipurpose vs single factory, etc). This needs help from both mappers anywhere, to work through the existing databases and figure out what needs survey; and folks on the ground, to do survey of at least a node for factories, which can be associated with a footprint from satellite imagery.
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>To get a sense of the source data for the expedition: New data on 1500 factories in Bangladesh, which have joined the safety accord was supposed to be released today.  http://www.industriall-union.org/bangladesh-safety-accord-publishes-unprecedented-wealth-of-factory-data. OKFN has started the scraping process here: https://github.com/psychemedia/ScoDa-GarmentsDataExpedition/blob/master/data/accord.csv
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>If you are based in Bangladesh and want to get involved, Nurunnaby Chowdhury <nurunnabyhasive at gmail.com> is organizing there. For anyone anywhere, Anders Pedersen <anders.pedersen at okfn.org> is organizing internationally. I would really like to be part of this myself, but will be offline for family very soon.
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>Best!
>Mikel
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>* Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
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