[HOT] Mapping Northern Nigeria ?

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 17:03:33 UTC 2015

Hi Jeremy,

I support the project idea and am glad to help with creating, 
documenting and managing projects in the Tasking Manger (which is not 
the hardest part of a project like this) for whomever would like to 
manage the overall project.

The first step would be to work out the licensing issues with the 
imagery and it needs to be put on a TMS server so we can use it in iD 
and JOSM.

We have a process for imagery that I am not familiar with except that I 
know requests always exceed availability in terms of imagery available, 
hosting and bandwidth to make it available and people power to get it it 
all arraigned.

It seems like the availability is taken care of, not by Amnesty 
International, but by their imagery provider, DigitalGlobe who is very 
generous with our HOT mapping needs is my understanding, so I think they 
are receptive to licensing for our use but would have to specifically 
grant us permission to use the imagery they provided to AI as it does 
not look to me like AI's current usage rights would allow us to use it. 
Plus we would need the georeferenced hi-res source imagery that AI is 
not providing. Then the hosting issue.

But the whole process is something even a fairly new HOT community 
member can give a try if you (or anyone) is interested. It will just 
take a bit longer as you will have to learn the process as well as go 
through it :)

If you (or anyone) is interested, I am happy to help, I want to learn 
the process myself anyway. Just contact me off list and let me know.

And of course, this is just my opinion and understanding, I could be 
missing something totally.


On 1/15/2015 12:06 PM, Jeremy G wrote:
> Hi,
> After the attacks of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria this january, a
> similar reaction as in Gaza (mapping before/after with the help of
> appropriate aerial images) could be appropriate to help build a precise
> evaluation of the damages.
> As a fairly new/unexperienced HOT contributor, I couldn't find any
> indication of such a project. Is it on track already, or is it planned ?
> Some aerial images released from Amnesty International :
> https://adam.amnesty.org/asset-bank/action/search?attribute_603=Nigeria+Satellite+Images+January+2015
> Best,
> Jeremy
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