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

Maarten van der Veen im.malawi at sheltercluster.org
Tue Feb 3 14:18:46 UTC 2015

There are people already mapping the camps. Mapaction has done most of that. We are mainly concerned with the residential buildings, to count the number of houses damaged.



On February 3, 2015 4:17:05 PM CAT, Justin Temwani Ng'ambi <justinngambi200 at gmail.com> wrote:
>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,
>> 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
>>> 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).
>>> 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.
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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