[HOT] Syria Activation

Hanan Yazigi hananyazigi at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 16:41:38 UTC 2014


I completely agree with Severin with the risks of mapping sensitive
information.
About the information HOT have been asked for, is it the information before
crisis or now?
I wonder if some roads info (closed/open) might be also sensitive. We have
to check.

But I think that the populated places can be mapped without risk and could
be a very useful starting point.

I'm also out of the country for a few days. So I can't work on it seriously
before next week.

Best
On 18 Apr 2014 02:39, "Joseph Reeves" <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I've not looked at Syria mapping in any coordinated manner for a while
> now, but there is some areas that we could start on; I've been thinking
> about starting some Task Manager jobs for a while now as Bing imagery has
> improved (I've not looked at the result of the recent MapBox / DigitalGlobe
> / iD announcement).
>
> HOT have been asked to trace population centres, roads and POIs such as
> places of worship. I think we can still do this without creating the risks
> that Sev has previously mentioned. I understand that this might not be
> getting the most from Syrian mappers interested, but I think it's a good
> starting place for now.There are some other jobs that would be really
> useful, such as matching existing OSM place names to visible towns /
> villages on the imagery - a lot of this simply doesn't match up.
>
> I'm on vacation at the moment, but can hopefully start a job later this
> evening if it would be wanted. Anyone interested in the meantime could look
> at my OSM edit history [0] to see areas that have recently become visible
> on Bing.
>
> Best, Joseph
>
>
> [0]
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/IknowJoseph/history#map=8/36.235/39.397
>
>
>
>
> On 17 April 2014 16:14, Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for your interest.
>>>
>>> Mikel
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>>>
>>> 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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