[talk-ph] need help on mapping for ondoy/Kestana flood victims in Metro Manila

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 07:10:08 BST 2009


Missing persons:
http://ateneotaskforceondoy.misa.org.ph/guidelines

This looks good.

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi maning,
>
> The Ondoy situation maps on Google Maps My Maps
> (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110868206150348750692.00047479b6400ee29bd89&ll=14.645791,121.107874&spn=0.107954,0.154324)
> is the most publicized webmap there is. It shows the locations of people
> needing immediate rescue and help.
>
> I don't think we should duplicate that effort since it would split
> resources.
>
> I guess what we can do is to map out rehabilitation efforts instead of
> people needing rescue.
>
> Also, some bloggers and other people I know are looking to use the Sahana
> FOSS Disaster Management System to coordinate efforts on various aspects of
> a disaster. I'm not sure how OSM can fit into the picture yet.
> (http://sahana.kahelos.org/index.php?mod=home&act=default)
>
> Eugene
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM, maning sambale
> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I just had access to the web a couple of hours ago and is looking
>> around for webmaps and other geographic information.
>> I just wrote an appeal to the osm main list on creating a webmap to
>> support the releif, recovery and rescue however, there seems to be
>> several webmaps available already.  Is there anything else we can do?
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 11:44 AM, maning sambale
>> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > In case people in the international community didn't know, the
>> > Philippines (capital and surrounding provinces) were badly hit by
>> > tropical cylcone ondoy/kestana the past week [1].
>> >
>> > My family was affected as well, but we are OK now.
>> >
>> > Current efforts are now towards search, rescue and relief.  As a
>> > mapping community I feel we need to do something and contribute.  We
>> > need to document whatever information we can compile so that
>> > volunteers, relief workers, and government agencies can respond to the
>> > needs.
>> >
>> > The recovery efforts may take a few more weeks and we need to sustain
>> > activities to restore vital public utilities to affected areas.  Some
>> > members of the OSM-PH has started creating webmap based on OSM to
>> > document what is currently happening on the ground [2].
>> >
>> > I appeal to the whole OSM community to help us in this project.  What
>> > we currently need are:
>> > 1. A temporary server space we can use.
>> >
>> > 2. Create mashups on related information about the disaster (osm data
>> > for Metro Manila and adjacent provinces is good enough as a map
>> > background), news feeds, location of evacuation sites, missing persons
>> > list.
>> >
>> > 3. An interface in which users can report what is happening on the
>> > ground, (I'm thinking of an openstreetbug interface)
>> >  i.e. This street in unpassable due to floods. This street needs
>> > water.  This street has no electricity.  Too much garbage on this
>> > street please collect now.
>> >  This way communities can report problems and hopefully close "bugs".
>> >
>> > I lack the technical skills to do this but I am willing to coordinate
>> > efforts in some areas and collect field data around my mapping area.
>> > Please help us do this project.  The hope is the information we gather
>> > and synthesize would be helpful.
>> > We do not need anything sophisticated at the moment we just need
>> > something running ASAP.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance.
>> >
>> > [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Ketsana_%282009%29
>> > [2] http://www.umapper.com/maps/view/id/42152
>> > --
>> > cheers,
>> > maning
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>> maning
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