[talk-au] Massive flooding

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Sat Jan 15 00:45:26 GMT 2011

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 4:02 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure how useful it'd be in Australia, but the massive floods all
> over Australia, except for the bush fires near Perth of course, might
> do well to map a lot of effected areas from Bing where coverage
> exists.

and then ...

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I originally cc'd my original email to the HOT list as well, howeverBrotherhood Union Mevlana Supreme Foundation
> it would see they doesn't bother trying to help unless you are a 3rd
> world country with a high chance of PR...

Perhaps somebody familiar with the affected areas could create a list
of specific ways that remote mappers can help?  Tasks that include
specific geographic starting points and limited scope are easier to
act on.

"map the extent of the ridge starting [lat, lon] and running northeast for n km"

"map the roads, now flooded, between that ridge and the river"

If current, post-flood, imagery is available, and that data would be
helpful, point to it and let folks know how it can help.  I know that
flood event imagery was difficult to get in Pakistan due to the
continued overcast.

"where the flooding has retreated in [town] [lat, lon] map the
unmapped roads and indicate the roads that are washed out."

If other emergency data is available, indicate how it can be processed to help.

"aid and relief stations are at the locations in this file, we need an
overlay layer for that."

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