[HOT] Interesting Isochron Map From WHO
Rafael Avila Coya
ravilacoya at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 19:14:03 UTC 2014
This should be recorded as yet another excellent example of the use of the
data we produce by humanitarian data consumers. It will surely make happier
the volunteers already mapping, and attract new mappers to the HOT jobs.
El 14/11/2014 12:11, "Andrew Buck" <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com> escribió:
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> Hey everyone,
> 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.
> - -AndrewBuck
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