[talk-ph] The View from Above post by andy

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 00:50:56 GMT 2009


http://www.gravitystorm.co.uk/shine/archives/2009/12/09/the-view-from-above/
""Next up was the Philippines. After massive deadly flooding aid
agencies on the ground were using OpenStreetMap to help with the
disaster relief. Manning Sambale from the OSM Philippines community
received a donation of satellite imagery of part of the affected area,
and asked for help processing it and making it available. I made some
space available for him to upload it, and then processed it into the
right format for OSM editors. With such high-quality imagery available
so soon after the disaster, OSM volunteers both in-country and working
remotely set about mapping the villages and marking on the locations
of bridges and damaged areas. You can get a sense of scale of the
damage from the image below – the gravel banks covered fields and
villages around the river, and the imagery was a huge help."
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cheers,
maning
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