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

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 30 16:19:37 BST 2009


Thanks Mike .. I just subscribed anyway

Ushahidi can be deployed. I see from the archives of the list Sahana has been deployed elsewhere. I know the Sahana, Ushahidi, and other folks, so we can get assistance from a wide network.

It would be great to catalog all these efforts to introduce communications technology for response, in the wiki. We can then work on coordinating all these efforts .. so we can cooperatively invest effort in a couple places, or get these different systems sharing data.

Another thing we can try is producing map data for use by the international disaster response community. We could work on a PDF, with OSM base data, and overlays of issues on the ground. That PDF could be posted to ReliefWeb.

-Mikel




----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz>
To: osm-ph <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>
Cc: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:26:59 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: Fwd: need help on mapping for ondoy/Kestana flood  victims in Metro  Manila

CC'ing the following in case Maning out of computer access. Mikel is talking to Ushahidi now I believe (www.ushahidi.com/ ). Mikel has a lot of experience in this area and part of HOT.

May I also suggest that whoever has access to the osm-ph admin interface (I don't), sets automatic acceptance to Mikel's email address so that he can cc the list without subscribing.

My wife and I express our concern for everyone affected and their families.  One aspect of the initiative that Maning suggests would be the ability for OFWs around the world to find out more about what is happening in their immediate home area - if a resource gets up and running, I'll be able to information about it to Philippine embassies quickly.

Mike


>Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 06:45:28 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: Fwd: need help on mapping for ondoy/Kestana flood victims in Metro  Manila
>To: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
>Cc: Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz>,
>        Andrew Turner <ajturner at highearthorbit.com>
>
>
>Are you on Skype/IM?
>
>Skype: mikelmaron
>gtalk: mikel.maron
>
>
>
>1) We can probably get you a server somewhere .. is it ok if it's in the US? What sort of access do you need? 
>Do you have a domain?
>
>2) Mashups .. are you all collecting sources of data?
>
>I'd suggest starting a catalog on the wiki, a subpage to the Philippines project page, or subpage to the HOT page
>
>We'd then look to pull those data sources together somehow .. perhaps through just an OpenLayers instance, or through GeoCommons (andrew turner cc'd)
>
>3) For data collection applications, OpenStreetBugs could be stood up .. but is there widely available net access right now?
>
>Would an SMS based application be a better fit for the situation? We'd only need a PH mobile phone set up to FrontlineSMS over there, and we could set up Ushahidi anywhere
>
>
>
>
>----- Original Message ----
>From: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
>To: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:59:04 PM
>Subject: Fwd: need help on mapping for ondoy/Kestana flood victims in Metro  Manila
>
>mikel,
>
>Can the Humanitarian OSM Team, help us?
>
>cheers,
>maning
>
>
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
>Date: Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 11:44 AM
>Subject: need help on mapping for ondoy/Kestana flood victims in Metro Manila
>To: osm-ph <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>, osm-talk <talk at openstreetmap.org>
>
>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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>
>-- 
>cheers,
>maning
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