[HOT] Canaan Haiti Mapping

Emir Hartato emir.hartato at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 05:10:25 UTC 2015

Hi, here are the correct links:



*Kind Regards,Emir Hartato*

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Ahasanul Hoque <hoque.ahasan at gmail.com>

> 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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