[HOT] Fwd: Forest Fires in Uttarakhand,India

Praveen Kalura praveenkalura at gmail.com
Thu May 5 06:49:25 UTC 2016


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From: Praveen Kalura <praveenkalura at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [HOT] Forest Fires in Uttarakhand,India
To: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>


Hi Maning,

Answers for respective questions.

1. The OSM data can be used by Non Government organisations (NGO),
Volunteers at field, Government forest Department officials, Fire Fighters
and also by Communities to vacate the place before fire reaches to their
place.

2. I have observed that for mountainous terrain the OSM data is not
sufficient and accurate. due to which we face problem in finding a
particular location in hilly terrain. Uttarakhand state is 70 % in hilly
terrain which is resided by million of people. And also Uttarakhand state
is most sensitive zone as per natural disaster is considered. So we need to
map this state in phases like we did for Nepal after the earthquake
event.This will ensure our preparedness to mitigate any natural calamity in
this state.

Thanks

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:52 AM, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Praveen,
>
> Thank you for notifying us.  Some questions before we talk about
> mapping Uttarakhand:
>
> 1. Who will use the data on the ground?  While mapping in general
> improves the data in OSM for anyone to use, we want to make sure that
> before focusing efforts of volunteer mappers, we know who will use
> (and for what purpose) the data on the ground.
>
> 2.  What specific features and where should we map? OSM focuses on
> basemap information (i.e. roads, settlements, natural features, etc.).
> Based on news reports, the area affected by the forest fires is large,
> we want to focus on what are the priority areas which are usually
> where communities maybe at risk.
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM, Praveen Kalura <praveenkalura at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > This is Praveen from India, resident of Uttarkhand State, Last week 3000
> > acres of Hilayan Forest were burnt by forest fires.Lack of proper map in
> > public domain was missing. Mapping of the area is very difficult task in
> > Mountaineous terrain. Can we do something so that this forest fires can
> be
> > mitigated soon.
> >
> > Suggestion invited.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/a-burning-issue-116050401371_1.html
> >
> >
> http://www.dailyo.in/politics/forest-fires-uttarakhand-timber-mafia-wildlife-environment-unep-himalayas-natural-resources/story/1/10360.html
> >
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