[HOT] Sierra Leone Imagery for non-profit?

Colleen Curran colleen0curran at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 04:37:39 UTC 2016


Hi Thomas,

You might want to check out the DigitalGlobe Maps API - this offers (free)
global high resolution coverage.  You add it as a plugin to QGIS and do the
mapping from there.

Check out this link if you are interested,
https://developer.digitalglobe.com/using-maps-api-with-qgis/

Best,
Colleen

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Robert Banick <rbanick at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
>
> Try speaking to Mikel Maron at Mapbox (and HOT) (mikel.maron at hotosm.org).
> Sometimes Mapbox can help out by procuring high resolution imagery for
> specific areas and adding it to the Mapbox Satellite layer accessible
> through JOSM.
>
> If that doesn’t work I suggest you reach out to the U.S. State
> Department’s Mapgive: Imagery to the Crowd initiative (
> http://mapgive.state.gov/ittc/). Often they can secure existing imagery
> for you and/or procure custom imagery on request.
>
> You’ll probably need to prepare a specific AOI for all these requests.
>
> Good luck!
> Robert
>
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 10:32 PM Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Le 22/11/2016 à 11:46, Thomas Kandler a écrit :
>> > Hi folks,
>> >
>> > sorry for the OT, but I have a question with seems suitable for the
>> > audience:
>> >
>> > is it possible to aquire high-res imagery (meaning <=10m + maybe
>> > multispectral) for non-profit use in Sierra Leone in a cost-saving way?
>> >
>> > The non-profit is aiming to map out the mining activity in the whole
>> > country to get a grip on the administration of those activities.
>> > Unfortunately they have little to no funds for software or data.
>> >
>> >
>> > Just a shot in the dark from me, so ignore if too OT.
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks & have a great day
>> > Thomas
>> >
>>
>> Hi Thomas,
>>
>> For free 10 m resolution imagery - that could be suitable for mapping
>> mining activity -, you could have a look at Sentinel 2 satellite images
>> (also multispectral, with various lower resolutions):
>> http://sentinel-pds.s3-website.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/browser.html
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Jean-Guilhem
>>
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