[HOT] Canaan Haiti Mapping

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 05:13:03 UTC 2015


Hi Ahasan,

The links are:

http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/879
http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/870

Those work.

Cheers,
Blake

On 2/19/2015 5:41 AM, Ahasanul Hoque wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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
>     <mailto:dale.kunce at redcross.org>.
>
>     Thank you,
>
>     Dale Kunce
>     Senior Geospatial Engineer
>     American Red Cross
>
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