[HOT] Hurricane Matthew Mapping Urgently Needed

Dale Kunce dale.kunce at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 12:27:35 UTC 2016

Thanks so much for reaching out. The learning curve to start mapping takes
about 15 min for basic mapping of buildings. Instructions are included in
each tasks and more how to map videos are available via YouTube.

If you would like GIS data from the OSM this is also available and most
easily downloaded from http://export.hotosm.org

As far as shelters please share and we can work to get them included in
OSM. We have already done some of this exact same work for Haiti and

Feel free to reach out again if the above isn't clear or you need more
help. Stay safe and good luck through the storm.


On Oct 4, 2016 5:20 AM, "Elise White" <elisecw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good Morning,
> Thank you Dale for this information on Task 2196. I am a local GIS
> Technician on Grand Bahama island in the Bahamas, but I am a novice when it
> comes to HOT. I am trying to learn quickly so that I can contribute as much
> as I can. Is the learning curve steep on HOT? I am asking because I would
> like to promote this and other tasks through my friends, family and
> colleagues to get people contributing their knowledge of the areas. I have
> coordinates for shelters on Grand Bahama, but not for the other islands,
> just a list with names. I am wondering how easily others who are not so
> familiar with mapping can help locating these shelters on the other islands.
> Thanks,
> Elise White
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 11:46 PM, Dale Kunce <dale.kunce at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hurricane Matthew continues to strengthen and is advancing on Haiti and
>> the Bahamas. The next day is very important to keep mapping so that relief
>> and humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross and others can help those
>> affected in the coming days.
>> We need to keep the mapping going. Some areas with potential
>> "catastrophic" damage are still unmapped.
>> https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-matthew-
>> caribbean-haiti-jamaica-cuba-bahamas-forecast-oct2
>> Please help HOT by contributing the mapping. Task 2196
>> <http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/2196> is live right now and needs more
>> mappers. The activation team anticipates additional projects for Haiti and
>> the Bahamas over the next few days.
>> Thanks again for your contribution and continued support of HOT.
>> --
>> Dale Kunce
>> Vice-President
>> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
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> *Elise White*
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