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

Dale Kunce dale.kunce at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 21:47:43 UTC 2015


Hey all. Vivien on this list from the world Bank would be the best one to
follow up with yannis. The world Bank has a very long history with OSM and
can support this project I'm sure.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015, 4:19 PM Blake Girardot <blake.girardot at hotosm.org>
wrote:

> 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
> >
> >
> >
> > Arup
> >
> > 13 Fitzroy Street  London  W1T 4BQ  United Kingdom
> >
> > d: +44 20 7755 4310
> >
> > www.arup.com
> >
> >
> >
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