[Talk-cl] [HOT] Fw: Geospatial Support for Chile
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Jue Mar 4 06:01:47 GMT 2010
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron en yahoo.com> wrote:
> Processes are in motion to post GeoEye imagery for use in OSM, details
> Schuyler, are you in position to make tiles? Anyone else able to pitch in?
If we can get space on telescience, this is something that I can help with.
> == Mikel Maron ==
> +254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> *From:* Chris Nicholas <chrisgnicholas en gmail.com>
> *To:* Marta <martabenito en hotmail.com>
> *Cc:* "Smith, Nate" <nsmith en ofda.gov>; Bruce Willett <
> bdwillet en ravel.n2.net>; favch en yahoo.com; jdonahue en immap.org;
> jpiedra en onemi.gov.cl; pampkiep en yahoo.es; nvgomez3 en hotmail.com;
> aipacl en hotmail.com; wanderino_73 en yahoo.es;
> sebastian.borgwardt en aonikenk.com; sandroespinoza en gmail.com;
> julio.costa en openstreetmap.cl; geosubu en gmail.com; charles.perring en gmail.com;
> harayama en un.org; villaveces en un.org; jgc en arkemie.com; flamy en google.com;
> thehealthpolicygroup en gmail.com; shoreh.elhami en gmail.com;
> nwoof en mapaction.org; GeoMapper1 en aol.com; leo.soto en gmail.com;
> crisismappers-chile en googlegroups.com; SimmonsKM en state.gov; swatt en usgs.gov;
> JohnsonJE3 en state.gov
> *Sent:* Thu, March 4, 2010 2:50:41 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Geospatial Support for Chile
> I am working now to put the recent GeoEye images of San Javier, Santiago,
> and Puerto Saavedra online as OGC WMS services, KML, and accessible within
> the OpenStreetMap. Attached are the shapefile coverages. These can be
> downloaded (~8Gigs) at
> User ID: chile
> Password: ch1l3p1c$
> Hopefully within a few hours these will be accessible via thin bandwidth at
> full resolution.
> Chris Nicholas
> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Marta <martabenito en hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi, I'm Marta from Santiago, I have been trying to involve someone from
>> the current government to make a formal request for help, since many people,
>> Map Action as well, are just waiting for that to star working, but not
>> success so far, I'll keep on trying with people from the new government.
>> If I can help some how, please let me know, my sister from Madrid offered
>> to make translations Spanish - English - German, I can do some
>> Spanish-English too.
>> Best regards,
>> Marta Benito
>> Geologist - MSc GIS Project Development
>> From: "Smith, Nate" <nsmith en ofda.gov>
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 3:58 PM
>> To: "Bruce Willett" <bdwillet en ravel.n2.net>
>> Cc: <favch en yahoo.com>; <wanderino_73 en yahoo.es>; <martabenito en hotmail.com>;
>> <jdonahue en immap.org>; <jpiedra en onemi.gov.cl>; <pampkiep en yahoo.es>; <
>> nvgomez3 en hotmail.com>; <aipacl en hotmail.com>; <wanderino_73 en yahoo.es>; <
>> sebastian.borgwardt en aonikenk.com>; <jgc en arkemie.com>; <
>> sandroespinoza en gmail.com>; <julio.costa en openstreetmap.cl>; <
>> geomapper1 en aol.com>; <JohnsonJE3 en state.gov>; <geosubu en gmail.com>; <
>> chrisgnicholas en gmail.com>; <charles.perring en gmail.com>; <harayama en un.org>;
>> <villaveces en un.org>; <jgc en arkemie.com>; <flamy en google.com>; <
>> thehealthpolicygroup en gmail.com>; <shoreh.elhami en gmail.com>; <
>> nwoof en mapaction.org>; <GeoMapper1 en aol.com>; <leo.soto en gmail.com>; <
>> crisismappers-chile en googlegroups.com>; <SimmonsKM en state.gov>; <
>> swatt en usgs.gov>; <JohnsonJE3 en state.gov>
>> Subject: RE: Geospatial Support for Chile
>>> Sounds like you have been working most of the angles and, from those
>>> copied, we have many common friends and colleagues.
>>> I wish I had something more to offer. Post event imagery has been mostly
>>> cloud covered over the high impact areas and the RapidEye is giving the best
>>> look right now.
>>> If I can find any avenue to utilize your skills I will pass it along.
>>> You might want to get an account on APAN (http://community.apan.org/)
>>> as they were quite effective in Haiti, but I haven't heard much from their
>>> Chile community.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bruce Willett [mailto:bdwillet en ravel.n2.net]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 12:42 PM
>>> To: Smith, Nate
>>> Cc: favch en yahoo.com; wanderino_73 en yahoo.es; martabenito en hotmail.com;
>>> jdonahue en immap.org; jpiedra en onemi.gov.cl; pampkiep en yahoo.es;
>>> nvgomez3 en hotmail.com; aipacl en hotmail.com; wanderino_73 en yahoo.es;
>>> sebastian.borgwardt en aonikenk.com; jgc en arkemie.com;
>>> sandroespinoza en gmail.com; julio.costa en openstreetmap.cl;
>>> geomapper1 en aol.com; JohnsonJE3 en state.gov; geosubu en gmail.com;
>>> chrisgnicholas en gmail.com; charles.perring en gmail.com; harayama en un.org;
>>> villaveces en un.org; jgc en arkemie.com; flamy en google.com;
>>> thehealthpolicygroup en gmail.com; shoreh.elhami en gmail.com;
>>> nwoof en mapaction.org; GeoMapper1 en aol.com; leo.soto en gmail.com;
>>> crisismappers-chile en googlegroups.com; SimmonsKM en state.gov;
>>> swatt en usgs.gov; JohnsonJE3 en state.gov
>>> Subject: Re: Geospatial Support for Chile
>>> Hi Nate,
>>> Thanks for the email. I am CC:ing just some of those involved whether
>>> they understand English or not. I am doing this in the hopes that some
>>> connections might form.
>>> Desculpa para el ingles NO PUEDO ESCRIBIR EN 2 AHORA!
>>> I am going to play with this until the 10th and then off on my bike with
>>> a friend for a couple weeks in Tierra de Fuego and out of contact the whole
>>> time, so if something come up
>>> Yes, it is too bad we didn't know about him as we have a couple of us
>>> down here in Punta Arenas interested in helping with mapping, GIS, GPS,
>>> most of these are Chilean. We also have another couple in Santiago looking
>>> to help, both Chilean and foreigners. Most of us have been just spinning
>>> our wheels down here looking for a way to help. I did the same after Katrina
>>> even though I was working directly for FEMA at the time.
>>> I donated blood a couple weeks ago and $$. I am currently uploading GIS
>>> data (no metadata, of course) and making maps of the areas affected, others
>>> are looking for imagery and making similar contacts with similar results.
>>> Region 8 and 9 - don't know if it will be used but.
>>> Here is a quick rundown on some of the collective efforts, contacts and
>>> ONEMI - emails don't work, phone calls don't go through, people don't
>>> know what GIS is or don't care, all taken care of and don't need help, don't
>>> do GIS We talked to the local jefe and he didn't even know what GIS is..
>>> US State Dept / Embassy - don't do GIS, don't know what it is, email this
>>> person, email this email I have been in touch with them since 1999 on GIS
>>> issues, lot of talk
>>> Immap - Joe D at waiting for a request and could provide assistance
>>> GISCorps - Shoreh is waiting for a request and could provide assistance
>>> ESRI - Carmelle Terborgh could be involved if tasked, others I have not
>>> ESRI-Chile - don't get me started
>>> Other in local government - don't really know anything and waiting for
>>> direction from above
>>> ChileAyuda - ??????
>>> Intendencia - ?????
>>> UN OCHA - ???
>>> MapAction - ???
>>> Could you provide us with updated access to Quickbird of the affected
>>> Some of us are loading data onto:
>>> Same with this group:
>>> We are now looking to do some work down here in Punta Arenas but with or
>>> without any leadership from those directly involved.
>>> Bruce D. Willett
>>> GIS Specialist Punta Arenas, Chile
>>> bdwillet en n2.net www.n2.net/bdwillet
>>> Photo log: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdwillet/
>>> "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the
>>> way its animals are treated."
>>> "La Civilización de un pueblo se mide por la forma que tratan a los
>>> animales". Gandhi
>>> Disclaimer: Opinions stated herein are mine, mine, mine, all mine and not
>>> those of anybody else!!!!
>>> On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Smith, Nate wrote:
>>>> I saw your offer to help in the email traffic and while we don't have
>>>> a good way to pull you in to our efforts, I may have a suggestion or
>>>> two and I wanted to send a note to introduce myself as it seems our
>>>> paths may have actually or nearly crossed in the past few years.
>>>> Ironically, our GIS Data Specialist was just stranded in Punta Arenas
>>>> for several days and has only recently travelled overland to Argentina
>>>> to begin the long trip home. He should get back to Washington on
>>>> Sunday. I wish I had gotten your note earlier and could have linked
>>>> you up. He and his wife spent a couple weeks in the region hiking
>>>> Torres and Fitzroy.
>>>> I actually spent a few days there in 1995 with some buddies as we did
>>>> the circuit at Torres. I also did some GPS training in Liberia back in
>>>> 1997 with Shawn Messick, who you probably know from VVAF (now IMMAP).
>>>> Regarding the response, consider reaching out to GIS Corps as Shoreh
>>>> is seeking linkages within ONEMI and SNIT to try and find a way to
>>>> position some volunteers to help. Perhaps you can assist her in this
>>>> effort and find a means to volunteer through them. You may also be
>>>> well positioned to link up with local governments or the Chilean Red
>>>> Cross and assist in their efforts.
>>>> Feel free to drop me a note if you want to discuss.
>>>> Good luck and best regards,
>>>> Nate Smith
>>>> GIS Coordinator
>>>> Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
>>>> 1429 N. Quincy Street
>>>> Arlington, VA 22207
>>>> ph - (703) 526-2061
>>>> Cell - (703) 981-1224
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