[HOT] [info-hotosm] World Bank project - Seismic Risk in Kyrgyz Republic - Create OSM mapping task

Blake Girardot blake.girardot at hotosm.org
Wed Sep 16 18:52:23 UTC 2015


Hi all,

Just letting everyone know I will follow up with Yannis to see how we
can best help him.

cheers,
Blake



On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 3:51 PM, Yannis Fourniadis
<Yannis.Fourniadis at arup.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
>
> I am working for Arup, an international engineering consultancy based in
> London. As Arup, we have been active participants to OpenStreeMap (OSM),
> particularly as regards the Missing Maps Project. Employees from Arup
> offices in the UK and the USA have contributed significant time to map parts
> of South Kivu in the Congo.
>
>
>
> I am writing to enquire on the feasibility of initiating a mapping task
> through OSM Tasking Manager (http://tasks.hotosm.org/) for the mapping of
> buildings and infrastructure (roads, railways) in the Kyrgyz Republic.
>
>
>
> The Kyrgyz Republic is located in a region of high seismic hazard. In
> addition, the typical buildings in the region are susceptible to damage from
> seismic hazards (e.g. earthquake ground shaking). The population in the
> region is therefore exposed to the combination of high seismic hazards and
> vulnerable building stock. The country is therefore considered to be a
> region of high seismic risk.
>
>
>
> The World Bank is supporting a project whereby a nationwide seismic risk
> assessment study will be undertaken. A team led by Arup, and including the
> Bishkek-based Central Asian Institute of Applied Geosciences (CAIAG), has
> been appointed by the World Bank to carry out consultancy services in
> relation to seismic hazard and risk for the Kyrgyz Republic.
>
>
>
> Together with science and engineering students from Bishkek University, we
> will undertake community mapping of exposure data (buildings and
> infrastructure) as part of this project, on 8-9 October 2015. Speaking to
> Pete Masters (Missing Maps Project Coordinator for Doctors Without Borders
> UK), he suggested I contact you to help us setup an OSM mapping task,
> through which our local partners could undertake the community mapping.
>
>
>
> Could you please advise whether you are able and willing to create an OSM
> task for us to use? I would be happy to liaise further in terms of
> developing the task (i.e. features to be mapped, commonly used tags etc.).
>
>
>
> Many thanks in advance.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Yannis
>
>
>
> Yannis Fourniadis
>
> Senior Engineering Geologist
>
> PhD  DIC  CGeol
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>
>
> Arup
>
> 13 Fitzroy Street  London  W1T 4BQ  United Kingdom
>
> d: +44 20 7755 4310
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> www.arup.com
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