[Talk-ht] [OSM-talk] Haiti.

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Mer 16 Jan 01:04:40 GMT 2013

Hi Shawn,

There is an active OpenStreetMap community in Haiti. (Some of them
read this list).

I've cc'd that list if you'd like to get involved there is probably
the best place.

Last year there was a project in St. Marc that might be of interest:





On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 4:13 AM, Shawn Dash <sdash1845 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear OpenStreetMap friends of Haiti:
> A few days ago headlines about Haiti were all about the 3-year earthquake
> anniversary.   Is that really all Haiti is?!
> I love telling my friends that there are many businesses in Haiti and that
> the country actually is flourishing.    And, again, people just do not
> believe.
> I am thinking that it would be really wonderful to create a map of the small
> businesses in Haiti -- to show and prove that it is not just tents and
> cholera.
> Let's begin a conversation about how life goes on in Haiti, how the county
> is living and breathing, and how Haiti is actually standing on it's own and
> moving forward.
> The headlines about Haiti should be the beauty and the life, not the
> destruction and the aid!
> I tried to find a map of small businesses in Haiti -- and all I could find
> was something in Foursquare that's nice, but it is mainly in the richer
> areas and it is more about night-clubs and drinking and not really the small
> businesses.
> I think it would be really interesting to GPS tag as many barbershops in
> Haiti as possible, since, the barbershop -- in it's own way -- is a sign
> that life goes on in Haiti, and that there is indeed a local economy.   As
> we both know, there's thousands of barbershops, everywhere, even in
> containers!
> I am wondering if, as you are geo-mapping and geo-tagging, if there is
> anyway to start a project show I can show my friends that Haiti is not just
> disease and famine -- there is very much a living life, too!
> What do you think?
> Thank you!
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