[HOT] Hurricane Matthew Mapping Urgently Needed

Elise White elisecw at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 09:44:39 UTC 2016


Thank you very much for this information and our well wishes.

Kind regards,

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 8:27 AM, Dale Kunce <dale.kunce at gmail.com> wrote:

> Elise,
> 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
> Jamaica.
> 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.
> Dale
> 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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>> LinkedIn <https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisewhitegis>

*Elise White*

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