[HOT] Syria Activation

Severin Menard severin.menard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 20:14:53 UTC 2014


Hi all,

We need to be careful with the data we produce, cause it is well known the
social medias in general are tracked by the Syrian government and that
Point of Interests that should not be targeted unfortunately are. It would
be really harmful eg to put the locations of mobile clinics or any health
facility in OSM, as confirmed by a representative of a NGO of local medics
I recently discussed with. I think for this crisis we should first
discussed with humanitarian stakeholders to balance the benefits (I expect
the Syrian government has more data and maps than the humanitarian relief
organizations) and the harms of a imagery based mapping that could also be
done more discretely than usual.
What do think the readers of this list working for such relief
organizations?

Sincerely,

Severin


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Russell Deffner <russell.deffner at hotosm.org
> wrote:

> No, anyone can use the damage tagging – please do!
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> *From:* Hanan Yazigi [mailto:hananyazigi at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:14 AM
> *To:* Mikel Maron
> *Cc:* hot at openstreetmap.org
> *Subject:* Re: [HOT] Syria Activation
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> I know some locations in Damascus. And in Homs governorate. But not in a
> priority zone.
>
> But I can try to figure out how I can involve more syrians from different
> areas and cities, or work with them on specific features.
>
> And also: I didn't find any layers about the destructions. I think it
> would be a very interesting information. I remember that you use to map it.
> Am I wrong?
>
> Best
>
> On 17 Apr 2014 20:03, "Mikel Maron" <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Hanan
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> The Syrian Activation has been going for some time, but not recently under
> an active projects. The exceptions have been import of data for refugee
> camps in northern Jordan by UNHCR.
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> There is still definitely a need to improve coverage in Syria. Are there
> any particular regions that you have knowledge of, and that could use
> greater detail, like the location and names of specific services? Perhaps
> we can examine the state of things and think through some new tasks.
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> Thanks for your interest.
>
> Mikel
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> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
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> On Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:52 AM, Hanan Yazigi <hananyazigi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm very interested by the "Syria Activation" project. It will be very
> helpful for so many projects (UN or small local initiatives!).
> I would be glad to participate.
> I know well the country and the language (I'm syrian although I grew up
> abroad). And I have a long experience with GIS and geographic data, data
> quality, data analysis, web-mapping, etc...
> How can we know more about the timeline of the project? And the tasks?
>
> Thanks
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