[HOT] Fw: Info on Nepal earthquake for NGOs?
mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
Wed Apr 29 16:09:33 UTC 2015
It is definitely worth checking out the blog updates from Kathmandu Living
The link above is for day 4 (most recent). Please take a look at days 1-3
for a complete account of the great work they and the rest of the OSM
community are doing.
On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 11:45 AM, Mhairi O'Hara <mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org>
> Hey Sarah,
> Not sure if you have seen these already, but here are some links you can
> check out:
> Here is the most recent update from Maning Sambale, one of the Activation
> “~2222 mappers have made 28689 edits to highways and 138191 edits to
> buildings in 26582 changesets since April 25, 2015.” 
> Again, an increase from yesterday! Note that this is a conservative
> measure, many experienced mappers do not necessarily follow the
> suggested changesets comment which is perfectly OK.
> = Retired tasks and new ones =
> We are now slowly moving into the second phase of mapping. In the
> first days, we focused on just road network. But now, coming from the
> demand on the ground (through KLL), we are starting the detailed
> mapping within Kathmandu and other districts heavily affected.
> Major task is #1018 . We tried as much as we can to provide
> detailed instructions especially for beginners. Please review and
> advise the activators if it needs improvement.
> = Validators needed for IDP camp mapping =
> The two IDP camps tasks [2 & 3] are now complete, we need more
> validators to check the quality. As soon as new imagery becomes
> available we will move on to other areas for IDP mapping. For now, we
> request experienced mappers to review and validate.
> = Maximising the utilisation of Post-EQ imagery =
> Currently we are using mostly pre-EQ imagery for the basemapping
> efforts. IDP mapping uses post-EQ imagery from Pleiades/AirBus. More
> post-disaster imagery are trickling in from the ever reliable
> DigitalGlobe, Pleiades/AirBus, MapGive and Mapbox. New ones are also
> coming from SkyBox , Cartosat  and PlanetLabs (pre-EQ archive)
> . The activators are reviewing this for later creation of new
> = Damaged assessment request =
> Again, there is a request from KLL to do damage assessment. This what
> most of the ground responders they talk to are asking. There is an
> on-going discussion on how to best approach this request. The
> concerns are generally on: quality of pre and post-EQ imagery, tagging
> standards, tools and, mapper expertise.
> Hope this helps! Cheers,
> Mhairi O'Hara
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Sarah Johns <SJohns at bond.org.uk> wrote:
>> Hello I work with Bond, which is the UK network of NGOs. I've posted some
>> info and links about what you are doing on the Nepal earthquake, and
>> wondered if you have an additional blog post or something for NGOs to
>> encourage them to use the maps, or additionally to encourage volunteers to
>> get involved? I know that here in the UK British Red Cross are working with
>> Missing Maps to contribute, and that MapAction is also providing
>> information, but it would be useful to have some general guidance for NGOs
>> as we have many members who are responding.
>> Kind regards,
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> Mhairi O'Hara
> Technical Project Manager
> Email: mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
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> *Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team *
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Technical Project Manager
Email: mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
Indonesian Mobile: +62 822 4701 1475
*Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team *
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