[HOT] Interim Report: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Damage Assessment

jonathan jonathan at bigfatfrog67.me
Wed Feb 12 14:47:52 UTC 2014


Here's Interim Assessment Report on the web:
http://americanredcross.github.io/OSM-Assessment/

Jonathan

http://bigfatfrog67.me

On 12/02/2014 14:22, Banick, Robert wrote:
>
> Dear HOT Communuity,
>
> The American Red Cross and the REACH Initiative are pleased to present 
> an interim assessment report 
> <americanredcross.github.io/OSM-Assessment> on the validity of the 
> building damages assessed through OpenStreetMap in the weeks following 
> Typhoon Haiyan. You can find a print copy attached and a more 
> interactive website version at the above link.
>
>
> The results were unfortunately negative and underline real limitations 
> in OpenStreetMap's ability to capture these results in the present. 
> Neverthless, this report identifies strong promise in the OSM model of 
> crowdsourcing and highlights the investments needed to make that 
> potential possible. It's our sincere hope that funders, NGO partners 
> and most especially the OpenStreetMap community will rally around 
> these investments so that OSM can play an even stronger and more 
> operationally useful role in future disaster responses.
>
>
> We are indebted to the US Agency for International Development's 
> Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for funding this 
> assessment and look forward to future partnerships to improve the 
> utility of open data and OpenStreetMap in particular for disaster 
> response.
>
> With all the best,
>
> Robert Banick, Dale Kunce and Clay Westrope
>
> American Red Cross & REACH Initiative
>
>
> *Robert Banick* | Field GIS Coordinator | International Services | 
> ÌAmerican Red Cross <http://www.redcross.org/>
>
> 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006\
>
>
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