[talk-au] Fwd: HOT in Australia

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 05:46:43 GMT 2011

Does anyone know of specific areas that need pre/post-flood imagery
that HOT might be able to help with?

I think someone told me Ivanhoe was almost completely cut off, except
for one road.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
Date: 21 January 2011 01:40
Subject: Re: HOT in Australia
To: John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>

Are the precise areas needed defined somewhere? Have wiki pages been
organized to coordinate? Have you talked to Shoaib and Kashif, who are
based in Australia and active in HOT and Australian government
disaster response?

Imagery is still the major barrier for us. The negotiation for imagery
of Pakistan was immense. We do have ongoing relations with Spot
Imagery, and we could give a request to them, if we had something
specific. They tend to have archival imagery only. Otherwise NASA and
NOAA are a major source, but this would require some research to find.

The disaster charter has been enacted. GeoScience Australia is
managing, perhaps they can be asked for imagery?

== Mikel Maron ==
+254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron

From: John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>
To: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
Sent: Wed, January 19, 2011 6:29:39 PM
Subject: Re: HOT in Australia

On 20 January 2011 05:45, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-au/2011-January/007493.html
> Sorry if you didn't get a response ... for me personally, I have a ton of
> balls in the air right now. HOT organizationally is working on a standard
> way to respond and "activate", but we are still in the design phase. It's
> not that we don't want to respond to everything, but we are only volunteers
> like yourself too.
> Anyhow, let me know if I can help direct something.

We mostly needed, and still need access to imagery that isn't
available otherwise, the Bing imagery is a big help as it covers a lot
of rural and regional areas hit by flooding, however even it has gaps
and the flooding is effecting most of the eastern states (Qld, NSW,
ACT, Vic and Tas).

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