[Talk-at] Mapping Refugee Crisis Europe 2015
mail at katja-ulbert.de
Tue Sep 15 18:30:37 UTC 2015
Hello OSM communities in Austria, Hungary and Bavaria,
I am a community member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team HOT
http://hotosm.org/ and part of their Communication Working Group. I
would like to know if any of you is involved in mapping activities in
this humanitarian crisis taking place in these three countries? In my
opinion it could be highly useful to locate refugee camps, tent cities
and other housings for logistics and coordination, and to estimate the
number of refugees arriving.
HOT hasn´t received a formal request to activate, so I started mapping
camps and tents on my own, based on information from newspapers and
websites from local initiatives and refugee organisations. But I have no
local knowledge and the data is not verified on the ground or field
mapped, so I can only rely on what I see on satellite imagery and what
my experience tells me. As a precaution I did not upload the data to the
OSM server to prevent the locations from being targeted by
anti-immigrant or right-wing activists.
So if you have any knowledge about mapping initiatives or even support a
humanitarian organisation by mapping, I would be glad to join and help.
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