[HOT] 7.9 earthquake in Nepal - HOT Activation - OpenStreetMap response to Katmandu Earthquake

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 15:50:30 UTC 2015


Nama and KLL team, my thoughts are with you and your country. Thanks for
keeping us posted during such a difficult time.

Hot folks - I wanted to echo Jaakko that your coordination is inspiring.

Heather

Heather Leson
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On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:10 PM, Jaakko Helleranta <jaakko at helleranta.com>
wrote:

> What an unfortunate piece of news.
>
> Very glad to hear that people from Kathmandu Living Labs are OK and safe.
> Hoping the best for other survivors.
> Huge thanks -- once again! -- for the swift reaction of our core
> activation coordination people, very good that things are already moving.
>
> As others have noted already, the preparedness work done over the course
> of past years puts the affected area in a (comparatively speaking) good
> position for this response. Let's hope that this materializes into better
> use and hopefully in better response.
>
> I'll try to reach out for my part to those (mainly Finns) I know are in
> the area and spread info of our data and activation.
>
> My thoughts and prayers are with the affected people and their beloved
> ones.
>
> -Jaakko
>
> --
> Sent from my mobile device.
> On Apr 25, 2015 7:33 AM, "Nama Budhathoki" <namabudhathoki at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> The damage seems to be massive. Reports are coming every minute. The
>> quake has damaged different parts of the country, not just Kathmandu.
>>
>> I just got access to the internet; lots of congestion in communication.
>> People from Kathmandu Living Labs including myself are safe. We are
>> preparing to spend the night in open space. We will get back to you
>> tomorrow.
>>
>> Yes, I think we should make the activation.
>>
>> Nama
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 4:20 PM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>>
>>> Estimated number is rising. At this point, we should officially
>>> activate.
>>>
>>> Katmandu lab have made preparatory work in the last few years with the
>>> World Bank support. Looking at areas that needs to be completed. We should
>>> trace all buildings.
>>>
>>> Will come back with some Tasks.
>>>
>>>
>>> Pierre
>>>
>>>   ------------------------------
>>>  *De :* Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr>
>>> *À :* Robert Banick <rbanick at gmail.com>; Heather Leson <
>>> heatherleson at gmail.com>
>>> *Cc :* "HOT at OSM (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)" <
>>> hot at openstreetmap.org>
>>> *Envoyé le :* Samedi 25 avril 2015 6h04
>>> *Objet :* Re: [HOT] 7.9 earthquake in Nepal
>>>
>>> We started an international skype communication and gather infos.
>>>
>>>
>>> Pierre
>>>
>>>   ------------------------------
>>>  *De :* Robert Banick <rbanick at gmail.com>
>>> *À :* Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com>
>>> *Cc :* "HOT at OSM (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)" <
>>> hot at openstreetmap.org>
>>> *Envoyé le :* Samedi 25 avril 2015 5h53
>>> *Objet :* Re: [HOT] 7.9 earthquake in Nepal
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I’m hearing from old Red Cross friends that many places outside
>>> Kathmandu are also affected. I think we should worry about the city of
>>> Pokhara too, it’s a major city basically equidistant from the earthquake.
>>>
>>>>>> Sent from Mailbox <https://www.dropbox.com/mailbox>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 8:00 AM, Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Morning, there is a strong OSM contingent in Nepal including board
>>> member Nama.
>>> Thanks for the updates, Maning and JCG
>>> Heather
>>> On Apr 25, 2015 10:45 AM, "maning sambale" <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Just got this info from tv. News are still sketchy but kathmandu seems
>>> to be heavily affected.
>>> cheers,
>>> Maning Sambale (mobile)
>>>
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>>
>> --
>> ________________________________________________________________________
>> Nama R. Budhathoki, Ph.D.
>> Executive Director, Kathmandu Living Labs *(www.kathmandulivinglabs.org
>> <http://www.kathmandulivinglabs.org>)*
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>> Office: 977-6205000
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