[HOT] Interesting Isochron Map From WHO
andrew.r.buck at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 15:10:26 UTC 2014
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Just got this link to an interesting map put together by WHO using OSM
data and wanted to share it with the list so that you can all see how
your work is being used in the ebola response. The map at the link
below (note, the link may not be permanent) shows the location of
several ebola testing laboratories in the affected area, but the
interesting part is the colored isochron contours which show the
regions where you can drive to the laboratories in a given length of
time. There is a isochron for 1 hour, 3 hours, and 5 hours travel
time to the laboratories.
Not only does this map use OSM as a background layer, but the
isochrons themselves are actually based off of OSM road network data.
This shows the kind of versatility that OSM data can provide above
and beyond just rendering maps to look at and print out. When
combined with population data analyses like these can be invaluable in
deciding where to place new laboratory facilities and can be used by
drivers to easily decide which facility would be the best place to
take a sample to.
We are glad to see analysis like this being done so I want to say
thank you to the WHO for producing it, and of course a big thank you
to all the OSM contributors who helped make it possible.
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