[Talk-ht] Haiti: extended high res imagery, hurricane Tomas, and cholera

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Mon Nov 1 16:00:07 GMT 2010


The high resolution satellite imagery that was available after the 
earthquake and hosted at Telascience, is available online again. It also 
includes imagery that was not available then (as far as I know), notably 
many Quickbird images.

It can be browsed on this page:

And used as WMS layer(s) from this URL:

(use with the Edit/Preferences/WMS/Add dialog in JOSM)

Thanks to Winkey and all those who made this possible.

Hurricane Tomas is forecast to go over Haiti by the end of the week, 
with strong winds and heavy rains:
Southern regions are exposed to be hit by the hurricane in its full 

This UNOCHA situation report describes hurricane preparations, and the 
on-going cholera response:

This might be a good time to extend and complete basic OSM mapping 
(roads, villages, rivers, ...), that was mostly focused on the area hit 
by the earthquake, and was already useful to the relief effort.

Best wishes,


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