[HOT] Fw: [MappingDC] Amnesty International is calling to map refugee routes

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 12:20:14 UTC 2015

Hi Mikel,

HOT community members Katja and Imre have been quietly working with 
small NGOs and other groups in Europe to identify, locate and map 
refugee camps, reception and detention centers and border control points 
that are relevant to the migration crisis.

The current output of their progress (which is mostly complete based on 
UNHCR data) is in this umap and is available as .osm or .geojson files 
for anyone interested:


Imre has started a wiki page to coordinate tagging for refugee related 
tags in OSM, it is not quite complete, but is pretty close. It also 
include some model overpass-turbo queries to extract what is currently 
in OSM:


Katja and Imre also shared these UNHCR resources for maps of UNHCR 
relevant data:

Latest 2015 data collections:


 From 2014, but still relevant:


Also, our DHN partners have collected a pretty extensive list of small 
NGOs and ad hoc groups working in the area and visualized that into a 
Who What Where portal. I will pass the link in your email/twitter on to 
them and if the DHN resources of 3W or their extensive list of twitter 
users and hashtags to monitor could be of use please let me know and I 
will share that directly with you as well.

DHN is also in the process of putting together a coordination channel 
(email list or web based data resource) for smaller NGOs and ad hoc 
groups addressing this crisis to help them share information and 
coordinate their efforts.

And lastly, Bart van Eijden, a freelance photographer has been doing 
amazing photojournalism work documenting this crisis. Some of his 
pictures are difficult to look at, but his extensive imagery really 
conveys a sense of the situation on the ground.



On 10/8/2015 12:51 PM, Mikel Maron wrote:
> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7:43 PM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:
>     Amnesty International is calling to map refugee routes to stem the
>     biggest global refugee crisis since WWII.
>     Specifically interesting if you're in DC - you may want to visit
>     this event:
>     https://twitter.com/lxbarth/status/651905420580098048
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