[HOT] Mapping Northern Nigeria ?

Enock Seth Nyamador kwadzo459 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 20:44:39 UTC 2015

Hi Jeremy,

I support the idea and project. I will dedicate my time in mapping this 
to help my West African neighbor.

Blake, am interested. Will contact you off list.


On 01/15/2015 07:15 PM, Jorieke Vyncke wrote:
> 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 
> <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/11341289/Boko-Haram-push-across-border-to-attack-Cameroon-army.html>, 
> 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!
> Jorieke
> 2015-01-15 23:03 GMT+06:00 Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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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- Enock
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