[HOT] HOT: Glacial & landslide dammed lakes

Sam Inglis sam.inglis at gmail.com
Fri May 15 12:04:32 UTC 2015

Dear All,

Anyone interested in contributing to the glacial lake database on
*OpenStreetMap* would do well to update the information available on the
region's glacial lakes via ICIMOD.

Follow this link http://apps.geoportal.icimod.org/glacierlakes/index.html,
and you will find a ready-made inventory of the Hindu-Kush Himalayas. It
has a vast repository of information, including the areas, altitude, length
and classifications.

The process may already be in place, to transfer this info onto OSM, so I'm
sorry if this treads on toes, however, this is a great resource, and I'd
encourage anyone who's been familiarising themselves with OSM for the past
few weeks to try to get this information from one ICIMOD database into the
more easily accessible OSM.

Also, the top 21 most dangerous lakes can be found here (
http://geoportal.icimod.org/storymaps/nepalglakes/), with Tsho Rolpa, as
mentioned previously, making top of the list.

Check it out! You may find lots of the lakes have already been mapped, but
any information you can add will always be of benefit!


Sam Inglis MSc

<https://twitter.com/the_ice_man_24>[image: +852 6036 8750]
<(+852)+6036+8750>[image: sam_urai_24] <sam_urai_24>

On 13 May 2015 at 06:56, Robert Banick <rbanick at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Sam,
> I think honestly you’re better placed to tell us how you can help than the
> other way around. Most of us aren’t glacial lake experts :-)
> My first thought is that you can trace lakes in the affected areas into
> OSM. The second would be to help us understand what, if any, risks can
> result from lakes being dammed by landslides. Are there risks associated
> with eventual bursts? Do we need to create data in OSM and then try to
> model these risks in GIS software packages?
> You tell us!
> Cheers,
> Robert
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> On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 2:10 AM, 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
>> <http://was%20the%20first%20person%20to%20identify%20all%20glacial%20lakes%20in%20the%20North%20Patagonian%20Icefield,%20Chile,>
>> 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
>>  <http://hk.linkedin.com/in/saminglis/>
>> <https://www.facebook.com/sam.inglis.92>
>> <https://twitter.com/the_ice_man_24>[image: +852 6036 8750]
>> <(+852)+6036+8750>[image: sam_urai_24] <sam_urai_24>
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