[HOT] Fwd: [OSM-talk] HOT Fiji & 180th Meridian

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 04:11:07 UTC 2016


Maning,

Thanks for the further information. In addition to the mapathon itself
(University of Northern Colorado), I am being interviewed about it, and I
anticipate this question will come up.

Mike

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 8:31 PM, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Blake and Mike,
>
> I've started making contacts with Fiji NGOs on the ground.
> Fortunately, they said they are safe.  AFAIK, MapAction deployed
> already.  I'll get more news on the ground soon.
>
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Blake,
> >
> > Thanks!  That is very helpful!
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Hi Mike,
> >>
> >> Ideally, and typically we map in response to support organizations on
> the
> >> ground who request the map data from us for emergency relief and they
> >> provide us their priority areas. No one contacted us in this case and
> asked
> >> us for map data or provided priority areas so we did not officially
> >> activate.
> >>
> >> One of the community members (JGC) has been reviewing news and social
> >> media to determine impacted areas and I am working on a tasking manager
> >> project to support his suggested first priority area now (Koro Island).
> >>
> >> In this case the mapping we do will probably be used during the
> remainder
> >> of the relief phase and just as importantly for the recovery efforts,
> >> knowing what used to be where and planning during reconstruction (and
> used
> >> in insurance claims to cover reconstructions believe it or not).
> >>
> >> But without direct contacts on the ground we will be "mapping in to the
> >> blue" and will publish our resulting data sets on HDX
> >> (https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/group/fji?sort=metadata_modified+desc) as
> well
> >> as using the HOT Export Server to generate gps device maps with building
> >> foot prints for relief workers.
> >>
> >> I expect the first Fiji project to come out shortly for Koro Island,
> which
> >> is small and only about 500-1000 buildings.
> >>
> >> The follow on Fiji projects will probably cover the north shore of Viti
> >> Levu as well as the small islands between Koro and Viti Levu.
> >>
> >> Since it is not an official HOT activation, it moves a little more
> slowly
> >> as we find people with the time to handle the process of reviewing
> damage
> >> reports, existing data sets, existing mapping, imagery and making TM
> >> projects.
> >>
> >> So I think the answer is we are supporting, but without any ground
> >> contacts it takes us a bit longer to get ramped up.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Blake
> >>
> >> On 2/23/2016 10:44 PM, Mike Thompson wrote:
> >>>
> >>> What is the reason we are not supporting Fiji in the wake of Winston?
> is
> >>> it because their are somewhat well off and do not need our help? I ask
> >>> not just out of curiosity, but because I am likely to be asked at one
> of
> >>> the upcoming mapathons.
> >>>
> >>> Mike
> >>>
> >>> On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 8:21 PM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com
> >>> <mailto:bgirardot at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     Hi,
> >>>
> >>>     I am not sure what mapping HOT can do to support Fiji after the
> >>>     typhoon, but this message to OSM-Talk is informative.
> >>>
> >>>     If anyone is reviewing mapping or starts mapping there the below
> >>>     linked to wiki page seems important to review.
> >>>
> >>>     Thanks to Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com <mailto:ricoz.osm at gmail.com
> >>
> >>>     for pointing it out.
> >>>
> >>>     Regards,
> >>>     Blake
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>     -------- Forwarded Message --------
> >>>     Subject: [OSM-talk] HOT Fiji & 180th Meridian
> >>>     Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2016 21:10:26 +0100
> >>>     From: Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com <mailto:ricoz.osm at gmail.com>>
> >>>     To: talk at openstreetmap.org <mailto:talk at openstreetmap.org>
> >>>
> >>>     Hi,
> >>>
> >>>     not sure what the situation on Fiji is but if there is any
> >>>     HOT effort keep an eye on the
> >>>
> >>>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/180th_meridian
> >>>
> >>>     Luckily most tools were improved over the past few months
> >>>     but keep in mind that there may be remaining problems and
> >>>     fairly new or experimental versions of some tools are
> >>>     required.
> >>>
> >>>     Richard
> >>>
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> --
> cheers,
> maning
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