[HOT] Mapping high tension power lines in Nepal

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Thu May 14 15:23:22 UTC 2015

Fyi, user GautamPratik already started entering some hydro sites using the
tag hydropower_project:name. Here's a search for that:

And one for power=generator generally in Nepal:

Cheers, Brad

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Steve Bower <sbower at gmavt.net> wrote:

> The Nepal Electric Authority would likely already have such a map, or
> relevant data:
> http://www.nea.org.np/
> Page 106 of their annual plan has a transmission line map:
> http://www.nea.org.np/images/supportive_docs/Annual%20Report-2014.pdf
> I did not find anything better in a quick search of their web site, but
> they could probably provide something.
> Steve
> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 7:26 AM, Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As you may know, helicopters play a critical role in bringing help to
>> Nepalese people affected by April 25 7.8 earthquake, and May 12 7.4
>> aftershock, with roads blocked or made dangerous by landslides and
>> unstable terrain.
>> A USMC helicopter that was taking part in this effort is missing since
>> May 12. Other helicopters involved in the search and rescue mission
>> report that: "A primary concern for ongoing search and rescue efforts is
>> unmarked high tension power lines, which have been reported and bisect
>> many of the valleys in the search area".
>> Some high tension power lines have already been mapped
>> (http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/9lx , passed along to those conducting the
>> searches). Starting from electrical dams makes it easier to spot them.
>> If mappers experienced at mapping power lines could give a hand, this
>> would be great. (Or others willing to learn, like me :) ).
>> Bing is available for large parts of Nepal. A focus for current search
>> and rescue effort is around Ghorthali (27.7517 N  86.0342 E) from where
>> a Nepalese local reported seeing a helicopter crash. But of course high
>> tension power lines would also be nice to have for Sindhupalchowk,
>> Dolakha and other affected districts (see
>> http://kathmandulivinglabs.github.io/quake-maps/).
>> (Please download and upload OSM data often, in case other mappers work
>> on the same theme).
>> Thanks,
>> Jean-Guilhem
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