[Talk-ht] Haiti slum kmz?
mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 8 09:30:40 BST 2011
Sorry for the delay in reply, getting situated in Jerusalem for this month.
In Haiti (and elsewhere) I'm involved in OpenStreetMap
[http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Haiti]. The Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team [http://hot.openstreetmap.org/weblog/category/haiti//]
organized a remote response following the quake, and over the past year has been
working with COSMHA, the local OpenStreetMap organization. So all the data there
has been collected within OpenStreetMap, using both GPS survey and aerial
imagery digitization (which includes Bing imagery, and other sources, but not
Google because of licensing issues). Slum boundaries would be known by the local
mappers; the definition of a slum in Haiti is not universal, but in short, I
believe they're applying the "local" definition of what constitutes an informal
Where exactly did you find this kmz? I'm happy to coordinate and connect you
with the team in Haiti, and see if we can come up with more useful data for your
== Mikel Maron ==
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From: GIS <phrgis at HT.CDC.GOV>
To: Mikel_Maron at yahoo.com
Sent: Tue, June 28, 2011 7:18:32 PM
Subject: Haiti slum kmz?
Haiti slum kmz?
I am working as a geographerin Haitiat the Centers for Disease Control
officehere. I came across your kmz of slums in thePort-au-Prince area, but I
couldn’t find any background of how you created it. Canyou tell me a little more
about how you defined the boundariesand differentiated which neighborhoods were
or weren’t slums?In terms of the actual processing of the data–did you digitize
the boundaries on Google Earth?
The reason that I’m curious is because I am working onthe spatial epidemiology
of tuberculosis transmission in places with really high population density like
IDP camps and slums.I’ve been using the IOM’s census of camps, but hadn’t found
a parallel source of data for slums until I came across your file. Any
additional information you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
All the best,
CDC Haiti Office
NPurcell at cdc.gov|phrgis at ht.cdc.gov
VOIP: (404) 553-8634
Haiti BB: 3927-1284
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