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

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 07:28:42 BST 2009


This looks good, but a map is missing, which would've helped in determining
rescue routes. Geocoding this will be a challenge.


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 2:10 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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