[HOT] Fwd: [OSM-talk] Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan / UNHCR / REACH

Claire Halleux claire.halleux at hotosm.org
Mon Dec 21 06:26:11 UTC 2015

Hi Robert,

I'm sending you a few contacts separately.
Regarding, this topic, I'd love to exchange more about it and we could
involve a few UNHCR people too.
The camp mapping page on the wiki could serve as a base for discussion.



Claire Halleux
+243 81 611 6998 (Kinshasa, DRC)
OpenStreetMap RDC
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 4:33 AM, Robert Banick <rbanick at gmail.com> wrote:

> FYI all. My contacts at REACH have moved on from it, does anyone here have
> contacts with the current REACH Jordan team?
> In a larger sense these questions of sustainability and long-term accuracy
> will be a recurring issue for humanitarian mapping of camps so it would be
> good to explore this topic more. I would type some thoughts but I'm on a
> tiny phone screen right now.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Frederik Ramm" <frederik at remote.org>
> Date: 21 Dec 2015 06:00
> Subject: [OSM-talk] Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan / UNHCR / REACH
> To: "Talk Openstreetmap" <talk at openstreetmap.org>
> Cc:
> Hi,
>    I see that there's a lot of detail mapped at this refugee camp
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=32.29460120201111&mlon=36.3242769241333#map=14/32.2946/36.3243
> but when inspecting things more closely, most information seems to come
> from imports that are more than a year old.
> How stable are camps like this - is it prudent to assume that either
> (a) if there was a greengrocer two years ago in a place, it will likely
> still be there?
> or
> (b) the people who have imported data two years ago as part of their
> job/project/assignment will still be around and change things as necessary?
> or
> (c) people living in the camp have the necessary training and resources
> to take map updates into their own hands?
> I'd love to get in touch with people who mapped this camp, or others in
> the more recent past, for a couple of general refugee camp mapping
> questions.
> Bye
> Frederik
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