[HOT] Mapping Northern Nigeria ?
bgirardot at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 17:03:33 UTC 2015
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
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
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:
> 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 :
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