[HOT] Nepal Earthquake Mapping- REQUEST FOR HELP

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 06:48:21 UTC 2015

Hi Heather and Nama,

Currently projects 994 and 1001 cover several of Nama's priority areas, 
especially 994.



I have updated those projects to show the priority areas Nama has 

However, those projects are for mapping roads only and Nama has 
requested buildings and open areas also be mapped.

I am not really sure how we should handle that so I am going to let 
these projects continue as they are, if anyone is working on them and 
wants to map open areas that would be great.

But it actually looks like these first pass projects to do the road 
network will complete the initial mapping phase pretty soon (some are 
80+ percent) So if everyone could focus on finishing up those two 
projects, at least the initial mapping that will make it a lot easier to 
create specific projects tailored to Nama's priorities exactly.

Then I think  we should create more targeted tasks based on Nama's 
priorities and have those do buildings and open areas.

The main places that are not targeted by any of the existing tasks are 
Kathmandu Valley itself and areas due west of Kathmandu.


On 4/26/2015 8:12 AM, Heather Leson wrote:
> HI everyone, here is the activation blog post with all the current
> tasks, Nama's updates and how to get involved.
> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/updates/2015-04-26_hot_activates_for_nepal_response_report_2
> Once the new tasks are available, can someone update this post? I can
> try to watch for your notes.
> Also, can you share this link widely?
> Tweet: Map for Nepal: @KTMLivingLabs and @hotosm are mapping. Join us:
> bit.ly/HOTNepal <http://bit.ly/HOTNepal> #nepal #NepalEarthquake
> Also, so far Sajjad is hosting a Mapping event to help in Bangalore,
> others have been asking online about this.
> Thank you,
> Heather
> Heather Leson
> heatherleson at gmail.com <mailto:heatherleson at gmail.com>
> Twitter: HeatherLeson
> Blog: textontechs.com <http://textontechs.com>
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 7:21 AM, Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com
> <mailto:heatherleson at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Good morning Nama and KLL team,
>     First off, it is so good to know that your team is ok.
>     Thank you for this leadership and guidance. I can add this to the
>     HOT blog and then hope that someone can update it once the tasks are
>     identified.
>     Truly, it is so good to hear from you and to know that you are
>     working with the Nepal Red Cross.
>     Keep us posted on anything else you and yours need
>     Heather
>     On Apr 26, 2015 7:02 AM, "Nama Budhathoki" <namabudhathoki at gmail.com
>     <mailto:namabudhathoki at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Hello All,
>         Just to give you updates from the field. Kathmandu Living Labs
>         team have assembled in a situation room. We are beginning to
>         establish contact with response agencies. We are already in
>         touch with Nepal Redcross.
>         Here are the high priority areas for your help with mapping
>         after discussing here in the group.
>         1. Outskirts of Kathmandu Valley
>         (https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4583125#map=13/27.7179/85.3337).
>         Please focus on north, east and north-east of  the valley.
>         2. Lamjung District : (
>         https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4588153 )
>         3. The major residential area in this district is Besisahar (
>         https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=12/28.2271/84.3777 )
>         4. Nuwakot District : https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4583250
>         5. Gorkha District:
>         http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=27.9996&mlon=84.6235#map=14/27.9997/84.6235
>         6.
>         https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4583249#map=10/28.0041/84.9490
>         We would like the following objects to be focused: road network,
>         buildings, open space (for helicopter landing).
>         Please create tasks in tasking manager accordingly.
>         We will send you more requests and guidelines as things evolve.
>         Nama
>         ________________________________________________________________________
>         Nama R. Budhathoki, Ph.D.
>         Executive Director, Kathmandu Living Labs
>         *(www.kathmandulivinglabs.org <http://www.kathmandulivinglabs.org>)*
>         Cell: 977-9803571739
>         Office: 977-6205000
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