[HOT] Nepal Damage Assessment

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 14:18:18 UTC 2015

HI folks, I know that the Imagery Working Group is on the case. On a few
other mailing lists, there have been offers of imagery (not just to HOT).

I know that imagery providers are working hard to get imagery into many
people's hands. Usually the process is that the imagery decisions get made
with the Working Team on the list and with the Activation Working Group and
Activation leads. Then kind and talented people like JGC and others process
it. The weather is going to be a factor.

With Vanuatu, the UAV imagery happened over 3 weeks after the onset
emergency. This is likely the same pattern. Search and Rescue/Safety first.
But, it is definitely something to be aware of. Disclosure: I work at QCRI
and with Patrick Meier who is spearheading the UAVaviator work. Our team is
very much am keen to see you get what you need to support humanitarians.

Thanks again to all the mappers, leaders and advocates. Often there are
many people quietly working behind the scenes to get you the most up to
date imagery. So thanks to them as well.


Heather Leson
heatherleson at gmail.com
Twitter: HeatherLeson
Blog: textontechs.com

On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Emir Hartato <emir.hartato at gmail.com>

> I think people from UAViators.org might have response as well. I've seen
> people posted that they voluntarily willing to go to Nepal for flying UAV
> over Kathmandu.
> I also have faith that other organization also might trying their best to
> get post-earthquake imagery.
> Cheers
> Kind Regards
> Emir Hartato
> On Apr 27, 2015 1:31 AM, "Andrew Buck" <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> If we get imagery we might try, depending on the quality of the
>> imagery.  From what I understand though, it is cloudy over the whole
>> region right now and there are even some thunderstorms, so it will
>> likely be a while before there even is any post disaster imagery to
>> consider.
>> For now the priority remains roads, for movement of teams into the
>> area (remember that aid orgs will not even be into smaller villages
>> yet), and soon we will start shifting to pre-disaster building
>> footprints to help on the ground damage estimates.
>> - -AndrewBuck
>> On 04/26/2015 08:03 AM, William Morris wrote:
>> > I would imagine there's no post-quake imagery available yet, but
>> > are there any plans for HOT to do damage assessment? We're in a
>> > much better position to know our shortcomings and strengths in this
>> > area following the Red Cross report on the Haiyan response.
>> >
>> > -Bill
>> >
>> >
>> >
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