[HOT] Interim Report: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Damage Assessment
markcupitt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 23:53:24 UTC 2014
Excellent Report, particularly in relation to the availability and
targeting decisions for Satellite Imagery. It is very difficult to map
something on a HOT activation if there is no imagery or it is covered by
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On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:22 PM, Banick, Robert <Robert.Banick at redcross.org
> Dear HOT Communuity,
> The American Red Cross and the REACH Initiative are pleased to present an interim
> assessment report <http://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 | Ì American
> Red Cross <http://www.redcross.org/>
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