[HOT] HOT is activating to map for support of the relief efforts in Sri Lanka

Blake Girardot HOT/OSM blake.girardot at hotosm.org
Wed May 18 20:52:55 UTC 2016


Sri Lanka has been hit in the past few days by flooding:
https://www.bing.com/search?q=sri+lanka+flooding

HOT has been asked to activate and immediately start tracing buildings
by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) of Sri Lanka, who work closely
with World Bank GFDRR. They are in urgent need of detailed housing
unit information.

There are links on the HOT Tasking Manager:
http://tasks.hotosm.org/

This is the earliest phase of response so we are actively working to
find other actors on the ground that the HOT Community can collect and
provide geo data for. This means that you should check the front page
of the tasking manager often, different jobs to support different
ground activities might be coming up.

HOT members Robert Banick and Mikel Maron will be leading HOT's
response to this crisis. They can be contacted at:

mikel.maron at hotosm.org
rbanick at gmail.com

For more information visit the 2016 Sri Lanka Floods wiki-page:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2016_Sri_Lanka_Floods

If you’d like to help with coordination, speak up, and we’ll bring you
into the Slack channel and Trello.

Regretfully,
Blake
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Blake Girardot
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
President, HOT Board of Directors
skype: jblakegirardot
HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org



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