[HOT] imagery request coordination tool

Mark Cupitt markcupitt at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 12:43:48 UTC 2014


Here is my GIST I created from geojson,io for The Tharparkar Project. I am
still experimenting with it at the moment

https://gist.github.com/MarkCupitt/36ed71fadce731ea8bde

Cheers

Mark



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On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 8:41 PM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All
>
> You may want to check out GitSpatial (http://gitspatial.com/) which
> integrates with http://geojson.io
>
> Cheers
> Mark
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> Regards
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> Mark Cupitt
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> On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> > As the specs for a software tool are coming together here I have a
>> suggestion for a very bare minimum measure:
>> >
>> > Use a Github repo and issues for requesting imagery. Each issue should
>> describe the imagery needed with
>> > a http://geojson.io/ polygon describing the extent and should say what
>> resolution is needed / purpose the imagery is needed for.
>> > There is one repo per incident. As soon as someone starts sourcing
>> imagery they should say so on the corresponding issue.
>>
>> Yea, was considering that for a start, GitHub+geojson.io could be a good
>> working proof of concept, at least, if not more. I think one repo per
>> incident might be more than necessary; could probably manage to label
>> issues with tags or milestones to assign them to activations. One maybe
>> simple thing that would make this even more useful for us would be an
>> optional Bing layer on geojson.io; Alex do you think that's possible?
>>
>> Pierre, Andrew, what do you think about adopting this a trail for the
>> continuing Ebola response?
>>
>> -Mikel
>>
>> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>>
>>
>>    On Saturday, April 5, 2014 5:35 AM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
>> wrote:
>>
>> This is a discussion we already had for Haiyan on the Coordination room
>> with OCHA and Red Cross. For major activations, it would surely be
>> important to have an Imagery monitoring tool that give to various actors
>> the capacity to visualize the same info, add various entries / tickets
>> containing AOI's bbox coordinates. A map could synthetise the various AOI's
>> and imageries available, the possibility of the various actors to comment
>> on a specific task / request would be also important.
>>
>> For Haiyan, while we had many imageries for Tacloban, there were areas
>> where it took a long delay to obtain imagery. To have a better Imagery
>> Monitoring tools would surely have helped.
>>
>> One essential aspect we should not forget, it is important that the
>> coordinators be informed of the various groups that try to find imagery.
>>
>> Pierre
>>
>>   ------------------------------
>>  *De :* Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>
>> *À :* Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
>> *Cc :* "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>
>> *Envoyé le :* Vendredi 4 avril 2014 21h13
>> *Objet :* Re: [HOT] imagery request coordination tool
>>
>> Mikel -
>>
>> Right on, we need to work on coordinating imagery needs in emergencies.
>>
>> I've been involved a couple of times in the past in sourcing imagery for
>> emergencies and the key challenge for someone who's between the responding
>> community and potential sources like e. g. Digital Globe is to:
>>
>> a) find out what is needed
>> b) find out who is already trying to source what is needed
>>
>> The resulting confusion are me sending out obnoxiously duplicative
>> questions in times where I shouldn't waste people's time.
>>
>> As the specs for a software tool are coming together here I have a
>> suggestion for a very bare minimum measure:
>>
>> Use a Github repo and issues for requesting imagery. Each issue should
>> describe the imagery needed with a http://geojson.io/ polygon describing
>> the extent and should say what resolution is needed / purpose the imagery
>> is needed for. There is one repo per incident. As soon as someone starts
>> sourcing imagery they should say so on the corresponding issue.
>>
>> You could easily iterate from such a practice to a more integrated tool.
>>
>>
>> Alex
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>
>>  Hi Everyone
>>
>> In conversation among the Guinea Ebola activation coordinators, we
>> discussed the need and potential for a software tool for coordination of
>> imagery requests. I wanted to share that idea here, and maybe we can expand
>> on the requirements and possible implementations on list and at the
>> technical working group.
>>
>> We have more options than ever for imagery for activations, and a lot of
>> conversations going on at once. What's needed is something to collectively
>> coordinate our options, to avoid inevitable crossing of wires.
>>
>> Such a system would include
>> * Make and track Area of Instance boundaries.
>> * Form for standard set of questions when requesting imagery (ie
>> justifying humanitarian need)
>> * Show available Bing imagery for those areas.
>> * Show available imagery from other providers.
>> * Links to associated tasking manager jobs.
>> * Comments/interaction on each AOI, so coordinators and imagery providers
>> can stay informed of progress.
>> * Flexible permission/visibility.
>>
>> Look forward to hearing from those interested on this idea!
>> Mikel
>>
>> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
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