[HOT] HOT Digest, Vol 50, Issue 5

John Gates losgates at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 15:21:21 UTC 2014


re: Ebola Outbreak Guinea, West Africa -- Mapping to support

Apologies from a HOT newbie, but as retired NGAer (National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency--successor to NIMA, DMA & Army Map Service)
had some basic observations/questions concerning base mapping:

1. GEOnet Names Server (GNS) is good standardized names source, but
probably not more accurate or dense than the 1:250K JOGs that were compiled
in the 1950's from 1930's base mapping. Are there other sources that the
HOT relies on? Although I can't peruse NGA holdings anymore, the US Library
of Congress here in Washington has a very good collection of maps from
around the world. Unfortunately very few have been scanned and placed
on-line. I can check holdings in the stacks if there is interest. They
allow maps to be photographed or scanned but copyright must be respected.

2. Does the HOT use standardized raster population datasets like Landscan
or Afripop to augment the vector mapping? It might be helpful in this case.

Thanks,

John Gates


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>    1. Re: FAO global land cover recent release (beta version)
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>       CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross (nicolas chavent)
>    3. Re: Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa,  Mapping to support
>       CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross (Pierre B?land)
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> Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:01:07 -0500
> From: Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>
> To: hot at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [HOT] FAO global land cover recent release (beta version)
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> I had a brief look at the page, if is raster data at a size of 1 km
> per pixel so it is not really suitable for OSM directly, however it
> can be used for something like rendering the background for lower zoom
> levels on something like the HOT rendering like we do with hillshading
> now.  This would help to see where deserts/forests and things start
> and end which is sometimes useful; the Thar Pakar drought activation
> going on now could be one such case.
>
> - -AndrewBuck
>
>
>
>
> On 04/02/2014 07:17 AM, nicolas chavent wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > Just came through this recent release by FAO of a global land cover
> > layer [1]. Wondering if those of us, more cognizant of Remote
> > Sensing and Land Cover Classification, already noticed this work
> > and can share views about this FAO work
> >
> > Wondering how usable it can be for remote activation work, and
> > Guinea/ebola for example.
> >
> > ++ Nico
> >
> > [1] = http://www.glcn.org/databases/lc_glcshare_en.jsp
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________ HOT mailing list
> > HOT at openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 15:01:49 +0200
> From: nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>
> To: Sylvie De Laborderie <s_delaborderie at cartong.org>
> Cc: hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to
>         support CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> Message-ID:
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> Hi Sylvie
>
> Thanks for sharing this.
> ++
> Nico
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Sylvie De Laborderie <
> s_delaborderie at cartong.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > Two more things from field :
> >
> > - Regarding population: huts are build with bamboo/wood and only used for
> > shadow during day and sometimes for storage. In both villages and urban
> > aera.
> >
> > - "A big THANK YOU from the emergency team in Gueckedou and Macenta to
> all
> > of you guys in HOT/OSM!
> > Your work speed and quality was far beyond our expectations. MapsKits are
> > already distributed to the field teams and received an enthousiastic
> > welcome from our staff, both international and local. As people carry on
> > fighting against Ebola, it is heart-warming to feel presence and support
> > from the international mapping community. Thanks to everyone!"* .  *MSF
> > GIS Field Off.
> >
> >
> > @Nicolas,
> > Good idea for sure, we may wait some days to get this.
> >
> >
> > ++
> >
> > Sylvie de Laborderie
> > *GIS Officer*
> > *CartONG*
> > *+33 7 87 05 43 92 <%2B33%207%2087%2005%2043%2092>*
> > *+33 4 79 26 28 82 <%2B33%204%2079%2026%2028%2082>*
> > *www.cartong.org* <http://www.cartong.org>
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> > From: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
> > Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:39:43 +0200
> > To: s_delaborderie at cartong.org
> >
> > CC: hot at openstreetmap.org
> > Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to
> support
> > CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> > Hi Sylvie,
> >
> > Thanks for sharing, would be great if shareable to see pictures of those
> > masks in action in Guinea for coordination or direct field work, it's
> > always rewarding to see those materials directly used in the last
> > kilometers from affected populations
> >
> > ++
> > Nico
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Sylvie De Laborderie <
> > s_delaborderie at cartong.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> > Find an example of the map created by MSF GIS Off in the field with the
> > data you collected.
> > Map A4, black and white, because of technical issues they have so far.
> >
> >
> http://reliefweb.int/map/guinea/quartiers-de-gueckedou-guin-e-29-mars-2014
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Sylvie de Laborderie
> > *GIS Officer*
> > *CartONG*
> > *+33 7 87 05 43 92*
> > *+33 4 79 26 28 82*
> > *www.cartong.org* <http://www.cartong.org>
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> > Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:39:32 +0100
> > From: pierzenh at yahoo.fr
> > To: s_delaborderie at cartong.org; alex at mapbox.com
> >
> > CC: hot at openstreetmap.org
> > Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to
> support
> > CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> > Thanks Sylvie.
> >
> > If there are university groups interested in collaborating for this, they
> > are welcome to contribute.
> >
> > Pierre
> >
> >   ------------------------------
> >  *De :* Sylvie De Laborderie <s_delaborderie at cartong.org>
> > *? :* Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>; Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>
> > *Cc :* HOT Discussion list <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> > *Envoy? le :* Lundi 31 mars 2014 5h02
> > *Objet :* RE: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to
> > support CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > Regarding density of population, it seems that there are between 5 to 7
> > person/building
> > This is the first estimation from the field.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > Sylvie de Laborderie
> > *GIS Officer*
> > *CartONG*
> > *+33 7 87 05 43 92*
> > *+33 4 79 26 28 82*
> > *www.cartong.org* <http://www.cartong.org/>
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> > Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:47:22 +0000
> > From: pierzenh at yahoo.fr
> > To: alex at mapbox.com
> > CC: hot at openstreetmap.org
> > Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to
> support
> > CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> > Hi Alex,
> >
> > I will come back to you with AOI's for Imagery.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Pierre
> >
> >   ------------------------------
> >  *De :* Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>
> > *? :* Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
> > *Cc :* HOT Discussion list <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> > *Envoy? le :* Samedi 29 mars 2014 15h35
> > *Objet :* Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to
> > support CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
> wrote:
> >
> > In the rural areas where no Bing Imagery is available, we use the Landsat
> > Imagery prepared by Jean-Guilhem to identify the landuse areas.
> >
> >
> > Pierre - can you share specific areas where imagery is needed?
> >
> > Alex
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________ HOT mailing list
> > HOT at openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________ HOT mailing list
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Nicolas Chavent
> > Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> > http://hot.openstreetmap.org/
> > Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
> > Email: nicolas.chavent at hotosm.org
> > Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
> > Skype: c_nicolas
> > Twitter: nicolas_chavent
> >
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> >
>
>
>
> --
> Nicolas Chavent
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/
> Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
> Email: nicolas.chavent at hotosm.org
> Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
> Skype: c_nicolas
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> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:54:36 +0100 (BST)
> From: Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
> To: Sylvie De Laborderie <s_delaborderie at cartong.org>, nicolas chavent
>         <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>
> Cc: hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to
>         support CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> Message-ID:
>         <1396446876.3903.YahooMailNeo at web171405.mail.ir2.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Thanks Sylvie
>
> This will help have better population estimates since it removes important
> surfaces as habitations.
>
> And thanks to MSF for this message.? Seeing images of the Geckedou
> temporary hospital, makes me think how important it is for our community to
> accompany MSF and IFRC in this humanitarian action.
>
>
> ?
> Pierre
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>  De?: Sylvie De Laborderie <s_delaborderie at cartong.org>
> ??: nicolas chavent <nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>
> Cc?: hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Envoy? le : Mercredi 2 avril 2014 8h59
> Objet?: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to support
> CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
>
>
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
> Two more things?from field :?
>
> - Regarding population: huts are build with bamboo/wood and only used for
> shadow during day and sometimes for storage. In both villages and urban
> aera.
>
> - "A big THANK YOU from the emergency team in Gueckedou and Macenta to all
> of you guys in HOT/OSM!?
> Your work speed and quality was far beyond our expectations. MapsKits are
> already distributed to the field teams and received an enthousiastic
> welcome from our staff, both international and local. As people carry on
> fighting against Ebola, it is heart-warming to feel presence and support
> from the international mapping community. Thanks to everyone!"?. ?MSF GIS
> Field Off.
>
>
>
> @Nicolas,
> Good idea for sure, we may wait some days to get this.
>
>
> ++
>
> Sylvie de Laborderie
> GIS Officer
> CartONG
> +33 7 87 05 43 92
> +33 4 79 26 28 82
> www.cartong.org
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:39:43 +0200
> To: s_delaborderie at cartong.org
> CC: hot at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to support
> CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
>
>
> Hi Sylvie,
>
> Thanks for sharing, would be great if shareable to see pictures of those
> masks in action in Guinea for coordination or direct field work, it's
> always rewarding to see those materials directly used in the last
> kilometers from affected populations
>
> ++
> Nico
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Sylvie De Laborderie <
> s_delaborderie at cartong.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Guys,
> >
> >
> >Find an example of the map created by MSF GIS Off in the field with the
> data you collected.
> >Map A4, black and white, because of technical issues they have so far.
> >
> >
> http://reliefweb.int/map/guinea/quartiers-de-gueckedou-guin-e-29-mars-2014
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Sylvie de Laborderie
> >GIS Officer
> >CartONG
> >+33 7 87 05 43 92
> >+33 4 79 26 28 82
> >www.cartong.org
> >
> >
> >
> >________________________________
> >Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:39:32 +0100
> >From: pierzenh at yahoo.fr
> >To: s_delaborderie at cartong.org; alex at mapbox.com
> >
> >CC: hot at openstreetmap.org
> >Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa,        Mapping to
> support CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> >
> >Thanks Sylvie.
> >
> >If there are university groups interested in collaborating for this, they
> are welcome to contribute.
> >?
> >Pierre
> >
> >
> >
> >________________________________
> > De?: Sylvie De Laborderie <s_delaborderie at cartong.org>
> >??: Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>; Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>
> >Cc?: HOT Discussion list <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> >Envoy? le : Lundi 31 mars 2014 5h02
> >Objet?: RE: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to support
> CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> >
> >
> >Hi everybody,
> >
> >
> >Regarding density of population, it seems that there are between 5 to 7
> person/building?
> >This is the first estimation from the field.
> >
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >
> >Sylvie de Laborderie
> >GIS Officer
> >CartONG
> >+33 7 87 05 43 92
> >+33 4 79 26 28 82
> >www.cartong.org
> >
> >
> >
> >________________________________
> >Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:47:22 +0000
> >From: pierzenh at yahoo.fr
> >To: alex at mapbox.com
> >CC: hot at openstreetmap.org
> >Subject: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa,        Mapping to
> support CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> >
> >Hi Alex,
> >
> >I will come back to you with AOI's for Imagery.
> >
> >
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >
> >Pierre
> >
> >
> >
> >________________________________
> > De?: Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>
> >??: Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
> >Cc?: HOT Discussion list <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> >Envoy? le : Samedi 29 mars 2014 15h35
> >Objet?: Re: [HOT] Ebola Outbreak Guinea - West Africa, Mapping to support
> CartONG - MSF-CH - Red Cross
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Pierre B?land <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> >
> >In the rural areas where no Bing Imagery is available, we use the Landsat
> Imagery prepared by Jean-Guilhem to identify the landuse areas.
> >Pierre - can you share specific areas where imagery is needed?
> >
> >
> >Alex
> >
> >
> >_______________________________________________
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> >
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>
> --
> Nicolas Chavent
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/
> Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
> Email: nicolas.chavent at hotosm.org
> Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
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