[HOT] Requesting a Task for mapping forest tracks in Portugal

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 14:44:12 UTC 2014

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Olá, Marco:

I could set that/those jobs in the Tasking Manager for you. For that
purpose, we need to know the areas you need to map more urgently. From
your 2011 link, I can see 3 areas in red (Very high risk - Risco muito

1) The area that covers most of Viana do Castelo prov., going South
through the West of Vila Real and East of Braga and Oporto provinces
and West of Viseu and East of Aveiro provinces.

2) The area that covers the East half of Coimbra province, Sout West
corner of Guarda prov., West third of Castelo Branco prov. and the NE
corners of Leiria and Santarém provinces.

3) North half of Algarve.

There are other areas with more scattered reds, like in Braganza and

I would suggest starting with one of those 3 areas and see how the
community respond to the call.

What do you exactly want to map. Only tracks, or we include paths as
well. It would be nice to set some tagging guidelines.

I am currently in Galicia ( http://osm.org/go/b8f3vJgU-?m= ), just 10
km from the border with Viana do Castelo province, and all time for me
(no problem with communication in Portuguese).


Rafael Ávila Coya.

On 07/07/14 14:09, Marcos Oliveira wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The Portuguese OSM community 
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Portugal> is looking to map
> the forest tracks of places that are under the highest risk of fire
> (link 1 <http://scrif.igeo.pt/cartografiacrif/2007/crif07.htm>),
> (link 2 
> <http://www.dgterritorio.pt/cartografia_e_geodesia/cartografia/cartografia_tematica/cartas_de_risco/>),
you can find the mailing list topic that started the discussion here
> <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-pt/2014-July/000854.html>.
>  The reason I'm discussing this issue with the HOT community is
> because that this past week, on the 1st of July, "Operation
> Charlie" began in Portugal 
> <https://translate.google.pt/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-PT&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dn.pt%2Finicio%2Finterior.aspx%3Fcontent_id%3D664471&edit-text=>
> which is a code name used by firefighters to mark the most
> dangerous period of the year.
> This years' risk of fire is exacerbated by the fact that this
> winter was the most wet since 1931 
> <https://translate.google.pt/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-PT&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.noticiasaominuto.com%2Fpais%2F237337%2Fultimo-inverno-foi-mais-chuvoso-e-quente-do-que-o-normal&edit-text=>
> and it has caused an unusual amount of flora to grow, this can
> cause more problems for firemen 
> <https://translate.google.pt/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=pt-PT&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tamegasousa.pt%2Finverno-chuvoso-nao-diminuiu-risco-de-incendios-florestais-dizem-os-comandantes-dos-bombeiros-marco-e-de-baltar%2F&edit-text=>
> than usual.
> So, knowing there's a very high risk of fires this summer, the 
> Portuguese community is mobilizing to map tracks (information that 
> rarely exists in other maps) and to deliver this information to
> all firefighter organizations.
> Having this all in mind, I concluded that using the OSM Tasking
> Manager would be the best way to organize our efforts.
> Personally, I'm afraid of the possibility of a devastation equal to
> what the 2003 heat wave 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave#Portugal>
> wrought. So we the Portuguese community wanted to act preemptively
> before the real emergency begins.
> -- Um Abraço, Marcos Oliveira
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