[HOT] Mapping Northern Nigeria ?

Jorieke Vyncke jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 19:15:02 UTC 2015

Don't have time to help out now with this, but I like the idea!
Just a small remark : recently we got high resolution imagery for whole
Cameroon from DigitalGlobe. And in the far north along the border with
Nigera they face the same problems
and Nigerian refugees are coming too... So it might be an idea to start
over there? I now a bunch of ngo's are working in the far north, like
French Red Cross, GIZ and Unicef.

Good luck!


2015-01-15 23:03 GMT+06:00 Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com>:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Blake
> 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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