[HOT] Typhoon Hagupit / Ruby Activation

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Fri Dec 5 04:22:43 UTC 2014

Mark already informed you about the pre-disaster mapping for the typhoon Hagupit / Ruby.  Re-evaluating the situation, we have decided to officially announce that HOT activates to support the Philippines government and the international organizations that deploy to help the people of this region.

Mark Cupitt and Manin Sambale from the Philippines are the coordinators. They are assisted by Pierre Béland and Andrew Buck from north-america. This will assures a continuous coordination for this Activation. As usual, we have the support from highly engaged contributors from Europe and America. 

We started yesterday a skype coordination room with OCHA, Red Cross / Red Crescent and various DHNetwork partners.  The typhoon is predicted to land in about 26 hours just north of Tacloban. This city was hardlly hit by the typhoon Haiyan a year ago and many people are still leaving in tents a year after this disaster.
At this point the exact trajectory and landing point is still incertain and we want to do pre-mapping rapidly.  The landing is actually predicted on Samar island. This area was not intensively mapped for Haiyan since we did not have high-res imagery for the area.
 The HIU unit of the US State department is processing imagery and we should add new task manager jobs soon.
Activation Wiki page at
Humanitarian OSM Team/Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) - OpenStreetMap Wiki
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