[HOT] Sierra Leone Imagery for non-profit?

Thomas Kandler hallo at thomaskandler.net
Tue Nov 29 08:55:04 UTC 2016


Hi everyone,

thank you very much for the input. I will take my time and do some 
research on your ideas and suggestions. Greatly appreciated in any case. 
:)


All the best
Thomas



Am 2016-11-25 05:37, schrieb Colleen Curran:
> 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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