[HOT] request for mapping buildings in Malawi flood plan with focus on two areas

Justin Temwani Ng'ambi justinngambi200 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 14:17:05 UTC 2015

The Job on Tasking Manager for Phalombe and Zomba is yet to be
created. I hope Severin will help us on the same. I can assist in
locating the camps, We have some data for the rescue camps (for
Phalombe and Zomba).

On 2/3/15, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> HOT task 847 does not seem to have any tiles covering Phalombe, Mulanje,
> Zomba or Blantyre.
> Is there another HOT task perhaps?
> Thanks
> Cheerio John
> On 2 February 2015 at 23:16, Information Manager Shelter Cluster Malawi <
> im.malawi at sheltercluster.org> wrote:
>> All,
>> We are currently working on providing shelter to people affected by the
>> floods in January. We are still badly in need of an overall damage
>> assessment, because a big part of the area is inaccessible. We have
>> currently pretty ok building data for the lower shire (Nsanje and
>> Chikwhawa
>> districts), both due to mapping of the department of surveys, and the HOT
>> OSM task for that area. Current priorities therefore are the districts of
>> Phalombe, Mulanje, Zomba and Blantyre City (in order of priority). And
>> especially those buildings that are within the flood plane.
>> Please see here a map of the flood plane, to prioritize the effort. It is
>> a rough map, but at least it will show you what areas to focus on.
>> http://geonode.wfp.org/layers/geonode:moz_mwi_dfo_floodextent_20150126
>> There is already a task for this on OSM.
>> http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/847#
>> As soon as we have the buildings in these areas properly mapped, we will
>> overlay them with new flood plane layers and count the number of
>> buildings
>> inundated. As we are still in the emergency phase, an upscaling of effort
>> would be really welcome.
>> Thank you for those helping out,
>> Maarten
>> --
>> Maarten van der Veen
>> Shelter Cluster Support - Information manager
>> Malawi Floods 2015
>> Malawi Red Cross Society, Lilongwe
>> E: im.malawi at sheltercluster.org
>> M: +265 997 314 918
>> Skype: maartenvanderveen
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