[HOT] Sri Lanka Floods Activation: Sitrep Day 1

Robert Banick rbanick at gmail.com
Sat May 21 04:48:54 UTC 2016


Hi Danishka,

I can help you with organizing any events. Where are you based normally?
And how would you like to recruit mapping volunteers?

Best,
Robert

On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 12:34 AM Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Danishka,
>
> I am not clear on what you would like to organize, but it would be
> wonderful if you organized any kind of an event.
>
> Let us try something and see if we can work out a way to do a 'virtual
> mapathon' I know others have done it in the past.
>
> If you or anyone would like to join me at a "virtual mapathon" just
> follow this link:
> https://meet.jit.si/SriLankaMapping
>
> Just install whatever small plugin or something run in the browser
> window it asks for and join up. It has voice, video, screen sharing,
> chat. It is a good 'virtual hangout' app and it is open and free,
> Felix Delattre introduced me to it.
>
> I will be there, I look forward to seeing you and if it is not
> possible, just let us know what we might do to support your event. I
> look forward to seeing anyone :) on this Fridaymapternoon.
>
> Regards,
> Blake
>
> On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 7:08 PM, Danishka Navin <danishka at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Robert,
> >
> > Thanks for the update.
> > I would like to host an virtual event.
> > I would like to thanks all the contributors those who put their valuable
> > time and energy.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Danishka
> >
> > On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 12:33 AM, Robert Banick <rbanick at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> ~24 hours ago HOT activated in support of the Disaster Management Centre
> >> of Sri Lanka. We were requested to generate building information for the
> >> Kelani River Basin so household level damages could be accurately
> assessed.
> >>
> >> The area of interest provided was huge so we broke it into three tasks.
> In
> >> the past 24 hours we've completed 50% of one task. This is actually a
> major
> >> accomplishment, as this task focuses on the Colombo urban area and
> includes
> >> many dense, difficult to map areas.
> >>
> >> In addition to our "normal" amazing contributors from all over the world
> >> we had an exceptional response from South Asian OSM communities today.
> OSM
> >> Bangladesh, OSM Nepal and OSM India all organized and contributed to
> mapping
> >> the flood affected area in a really touching show of solidarity. Mapbox
> >> India also dedicated staff to digitizing and identifying the most useful
> >> imagery for the affected area. Thanks everyone!
> >>
> >> As night falls in Asia and the day drags on in the West we look forward
> to
> >> mapathons from SardiniaOpenData in Italy, Milehigh Maptime! /
> OSM-Colorado
> >> in Denver, USA and elsewhere focused on tasks 1913 and 1914 (soon to be
> >> published). If you're interested in organizing another mapathon in
> support
> >> of Sri Lanka please speak to Mikel Maron (mikel.maron at hotosm.org) and
> he can
> >> help you get set you up!
> >>
> >>
> >> Our contact at the Disater Management Centre went on relief work today
> and
> >> reported to us that many houses were inundated up to the 2nd floor. All
> >> single story houses nearby the Kelani were completely inundated. This
> is a
> >> major urban area and that means a lot of people are homeless, wet and
> >> scared. Meanwhile inland, huge landslides are burying homes and people.
> It’s
> >> a national scale disaster and we’re focused on one of the biggest, most
> >> affected areas.
> >>
> >> Keep on mapping everyone. Our work goes directly into the hands of the
> >> disaster managers who need it most at this moment.
> >>
> >> - Robert
> >>
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> > --
> > Danishka Navin
> > http://danishkanavin.blogspot.com
> > http://twitter.com/danishkanavin
> >
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