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

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jguilhem at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 04:20:22 UTC 2016

Hi Maning and Others,

UN OCHA published a map with TC Winston final track, and strips showing
very destructive hurricane force winds, and destructive storm force winds:

This shows related population information:

A team of VISOV volunteers is working on a map of damages reported on
social media:

I've been collecting interesting tweets on my account:

Best wishes,


Le 24/02/2016 04:31, maning sambale a écrit :
> 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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