[HOT] Canaan Haiti Mapping

Ahasanul Hoque hoque.ahasan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 04:41:53 UTC 2015


Hi Dale,
The links are not working !!!! Would you plz check ?.

Thanks
Ahasan


On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 8:22 AM, Dale Kunce <dale.kunce at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear HOT,
>
> We need volunteers to work on an exciting new Red Cross community mapping
> and mobilization project in Canaan, Haiti.
>
> The American Red Cross is supporting the Haitian Red Cross to expand their
> community based disaster response and health efforts into new communities
> in the northern metropolitan Port au Prince area. The communities outlined
> are at significant exposure to seasonal and acute flooding risks and they
> lack access to basic health services, disaster preparedness plans and
> disaster response plans. Haitian Red Cross plans to expand their local
> volunteer network into these communities in 2015; they will train community
> members in first aid, emergency response and evacuation, as well as link
> them to healthcare services. Updated maps will support Haitian Red Cross to
> identify safe emergency shelter sites as well as to prepare emergency
> evacuations routes that reflect population centers and road network
> capacity. Furthermore, updated maps will help Haitian Red Cross to identify
> particularly vulnerable families and plan ways to improve access to them.
>
> Our plan is simple, remotely map the community and then supplement work
> done by remote volunteers with local knowledge and field surveys using
> OpenMapKit. We have set up two task that cover the Canaan and St. Christop
> areas of interest to start the work.
>
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/870
> http://tasks.hotosm.org/879
>
> There are existing efforts through OSM to assist the people of Canaan
> through great work using UAVs to provide aerial imagery and assess flood
> risk. In addition, the Red Cross recently started using Mapillary
> <http://www.mapillary.com/map/im/bbox/18.62802725546566/18.6841385903599/-72.32025146484375/-72.1966552734375> to
> improve our understanding of the area. After the remote work is completed
> we will use the soon to be released OpenMapKit to conduct a full field
> survey and household census of the area.
>
> I personally encourage you to donate your skills by helping these
> vulnerable communities get mapped.  We are recruiting both remote and
> local volunteers to help map the community. If you are able to assist us
> please contact me directly at dale.kunce at redcross.org.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Dale Kunce
> Senior Geospatial Engineer
> American Red Cross
>
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