[HOT] HOT: Glacial & landslide dammed lakes

Steve steve.newby at btinternet.com
Wed May 13 09:33:34 UTC 2015


From the open street map some buildings are missing to what is shown on the current google maps image .
How up to date is the open street map ?
Are we supposed to be highlighting on open street possible houses that have been damaged ? 
Or just current buildings we can see on open street ? 
Kind regards
Steve 

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On 13 May 2015, at 08:56, althio <althio.forum at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Sam,
> 
> Thanks for proposing your expertise and help.
> 
> I am adding the Activation Working Group and a list of people (Bcc)
> that are working on landslide risk assesment.
> 
> My hope is that between experts you will be able to come up with great
> value other than plain mapping.
> 
> - althio
> 
> 
> On 12 May 2015 at 08:07, Sam Inglis <sam.inglis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear HOT Team,
>> 
>> My name is Sam Inglis, and my background is in glacial lake detection,
>> identification and mapping, and was the first person to identify all glacial
>> lakes in the North Patagonian Icefield, Chile. I am familiar with Himalayan
>> mountain ranges, and studied large swathes of the Indo-Tibetan catchment of
>> the Sutlej River, which runs from near Mt Kailash, transects Himachal
>> Pradesh, and terminates in Pakistani territory.
>> 
>> I have previously not engaged much in communal, open-source, reactive
>> disaster mapping, but have been adding to the OSM database in Nepal
>> sporadically over the past two weeks, when time has permitted.
>> 
>> Yesterday, I saw that NASA had posted an article on the formation of
>> landslide-dammed lakes along Nepal's rivers, near Gorkha, and was wondering
>> how I can best contribute to enhancing the understanding of the features?
>> How can I help with such hazard detection & analysis?
>> 
>> Thanks, and I look forward to hearing back from you and the team!
>> 
>> Keep up the great work!
>> 
>> Sam Inglis MSc
>> 
>> 
>> 
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