[HOT] Conference at GeONG, Chambery, France, OpenStreetMap Response to West Africa Ebola Outbreak

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.org
Wed Sep 24 22:29:17 UTC 2014

Le 24/09/2014 16:32, Augustin Doury a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I forward you an email posted on HOT francophone mailing list, mostly
> translated by googletranslate, in answer to Pierre last email :
> Thank you very much Pierre for this assessment!
> More information:
> We were several francophone hotties at Geong forum with Pierre: Fred
> Moine, Jean-Guilhem, Jorieke Vyncke, Nicolas Chavent, Pierre Giraud
> and myself. We were able to take many lines of discussions with the
> actors mentioned by Pierre and participate/animate the various
> roundtables and workshops, including the workshop about exporting OSM
> data (via HOT Exports and Overpass) where Nicolas, Jean Guilhem and
> Pierre Giraud were particularly active with Pierre Béland.
> Jorieke presented herwork in Lubumbashi and Fred (+Jean-Guilhem and
> Aurelien from CartONG and Andreas) has presented the workflow around
> the production of aerial imagery in Haiti using drone. Jean-Guilhem
> presented more specifically the process to make avaible the imageryfor
> mapping in JOSM.
> Top if we can get links to your various presentations and Jean, the
> link to view the satellite image on the gray river in a web browser.
> Good day to all,
> gus


I assume that the presentations will be made available by CartONG. To
see UAV imagery of Rivière Grise shot by COSMHA and Aurélien, you can go to:

An index of imagery available via predefined suppliers in JOSM is here:

and also includes in particular, as another example hosted by OSM-FR,
the Pléiades satellite cover of Gaza taken at the beginning of July:

This thread is an opportunity to thank CartONG very much for having
organized so well this very interesting conference, where it was a great
pleasure to meet so many persons of value, as Chambéry mayor underlined
himself in his opening talk, and to see a confirmation of the role that
OSM will play in the ecosystem of humanitarian actors.

Let's keep going, and try to do our best to live up to this responsibility.

Best wishes,


> 2014-09-24 13:58 GMT+02:00 Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr
> <mailto:pierzenh at yahoo.fr>>:
>     I had the opportunity monday and tuesday to meet the humanitaran
>     organizations participating **the 4th Forum of Geographic
>     Information for Relief and Development **hosted by CartONG.in
>     Chambery, France.
>     This was an opportunity to make the point with many of them and
>     more particularly the various partners for the Ebola Activation,
>     the organizations that we are supporting such as MSF and Red
>     Cross, the UN Agencies and the many ready to go to West Africa.
>     I assisted to various conferences and also made a presentation of
>     the OSM Response. I have also animated an OSM workshop.   It was
>     quite pleasant and motivating to see this reception from these
>     various operational humanitarians, how they know about
>     OpenStretMap and understand how important it is to develop an
>     ecosystem with humanitarians.
>     OpenData is an issue that I presented. We have a good support from
>     the Satellite imagery providers. It is also essential to  obtain
>     administrative limits and various geolocated infrastructures and
>     place names. Disasters Preparedness programs should integrate
>     developping in the various countries at risk OpenData for
>     administrative limits, place names and vital infrastructures for
>     an efficient humanitarian response.
>     Also, the mobile devices should be the next step to develop this
>     ecosystem with the humanitarians and have the field teams
>     participate more to OpenStreetMap.  The various Tablet
>     Applications based on ODK offer a great potential if an
>     OpenStreetMap geolocation functionality is integrated in these. A
>     good challenge for this OSM community and humanitarian
>     organizations to better exchange data and even better respond to
>     such crisis.
>     My presentation can be viewed at
>     http://fr.slideshare.net/pierzen/open-streetmap-responsetohaiyanebolacrisisgeong20140923
>     Pierre
>     _______________________________________________

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