[HOT] Cat-5 Hurricane Patricia heading to Mexican Pacific Coast

Robert Banick rbanick at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 07:23:08 UTC 2015

Hi Rodolfo,

Importing said critcial infrastructure data could be a useful preparatory step. That way any subsequent HOT activations would build off of existing data instead of wasting time recreating it. 

In particular, securing clear permission to import missing critical infrastructure data according to OSM’s ODBL license would be helpful. A lot of imports stall because of a lack of clear licensing permissions; rarely are responsible bodies able to process these requests in the midst of disasters, when the approving supervisors are incredibly busy with response tasks.



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On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Rodolfo Wilhelmy <rwilhelmy at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> Greetings from Mexico
> As some of you might already know, a Category-5 Hurricane has formed in the
> Pacific Coast and it's heading to the western mexican coast. Official
> sources estimate that it will hit the coast by tomorrow (friday) afternoon
> (GMT-0500).
> Let's hope this doesn't escalate.
> How should the OSM community in Mexico prepare for this? As of now, we are
> collecting official data sources of critical infrastructure, some of it not
> present in OSM yet.
> Any recommendations before this event happens?
> Is there something we could prepare beforehand a possible humanitarian
> activation?
> Best,
> *References*
> http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_ep5.shtml?5-daynl#contents
> http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=f416f754eb3bdc2&source=pa&hl=es&gl=419
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Patricia
> *Image*:
> http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/EP20/refresh/EP2015W5_NL_sm2+gif/053225W5_NL_sm.gif
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