[talk-ph] Typhoon Megi/Juan Humanitarian OSM Team activation request

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 06:16:57 GMT 2010


Dear everyone,

Another mapping appeal for the typhoon and flood affected areas in
Northern Luzon.  We need help in locating affected communities,
damaged /impassable roads and bridges.  We have an ushahidi/crowdmap
instance to submit these reports here:
http://phdisaster.crowdmap.com/main

There is a wealth of data on site status in the ndcc website:
http://www.ndcc.gov.ph/

I have started to geolocate some of the closed roads and bridges.  But
we need more eyes to locate them.  I am using several map site to
locate bridges (wikimapia, googlemaps, and osm).  If you have spare
time, please check out the ndcc siterep reports and add location in
the crowdmap instance.

More relief aid is being coordinated specially to remote areas.  But
they need some prior info on road access to help them in planning and
coordinating ground response.


On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear everyone,
>
> A couple of updates regarding this initiative.
>  - A NGO working with the Indigenous Peoples (Mabuwaya Foundation)
> within Palanan, Divilacan and Maconacon need updated map data to
> support they're work.
>  - Flooding in low-lying areas along Cagayan River and Chico River
>  - Several hires imagery was made available to UN Humanitarian
> Agencies.  We requested these agencies to allow us to trace features
> for OSM. No reply so far.
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Philippines_Tropical_Storm_2010#Imagery_posted_by_humanitarian_agencies
>
> Given the above situation, I guess we just have to maximize the use of
> existing resources available to us (Landsat and 1:50K topos), I
> drafted several mapping priorities in the wiki:
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Philippines_Tropical_Storm_2010#Mapping_priorities
>
>    * Large rivers and tributaries (use Landsat for rivers and 250K
> and 50K topo maps for river names)
>    * Move place=town/city node location to the town proper.
>    * Roads and bridges (visible roads in Landsat are most likely
> primary and secondary, unknown roads should be tagged as
> highway=roads)
>
> Other things you might want to do is clean-up the wiki.  I don't I
> will be an expert here :).
> Thanks for helping.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 9:19 AM, maning sambale
> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> And now there's flooding:
>> http://www.gmanews.tv/story/205093/100-cagayan-valley-villages-flooded-3-apayao-towns-isolated
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:46 PM, maning sambale
>> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear everyone,
>>>
>>> Unsatisfied by the response below, I did a follow-up call with the
>>> NAMRIA concerned staff and explained the purpose of our project.
>>>
>>> They said that as long as we scanned them and didn't purchased the
>>> scanned/digital version from NAMRIA and we did our own rectification,
>>> this is completely OK.  One thing to note though is that rectification
>>> should be in Luzon 1911 datum
>>> http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4253/ and at least 16 GCPs are
>>> needed.  After the rectification, we can then reproject it to GCS
>>> WGS-84
>>>
>>> Moreover, they said that they are well aware of OSM in the Philippines
>>> of which they are grateful because we are providing free access to
>>> vector datasets of the country (specifically streets).
>>>
>>> Honestly, the above statement surprised me.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 1:10 PM, maning sambale
>>> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Here's NAMRIA's response to my inquiry (I forgot to send to the list
>>>> ASAP because it was marked as spam):
>>>>
>>>> Dear Sir,
>>>>
>>>> Did you buy the maps from the NAMRIA Map Sales Office?
>>>>
>>>> You can use the maps, but please acknowledge NAMRIA as the source and
>>>> mention the process you did on the maps (i.e scan,
>>>> georeference/georegister and trace)
>>>>
>>>> For more info. please call us at 8105466.
>>>>
>>>> Truly yours,
>>>>
>>>> Alvin Laurio
>>>>
>>>> My original message:
>>>> Hi, I would like to ask legal clarification on the use of the NAMRIA
>>>> 1:50k topographic maps. If I manually scan the maps and distribute
>>>> them for free to colleagues on the internet and allow then to trace
>>>> features in the image, am I infringing NAMRIA's copyright over the
>>>> maps? Please provide clarification. The paper maps do not clearly
>>>> indicate restrictions of use of the map. Thank you very much.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Are these maps kosher for tracing?
>>>>>
>>>>> The Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No.
>>>>> 8293) has this to say:
>>>>>
>>>>> "Section 176.1. No copyright shall subsist in any work of the
>>>>> Government of the Philippines. However, prior approval of the
>>>>> government agency or office wherein the work is created shall be
>>>>> necessary for exploitation of such work for profit. [...]"
>>>>>
>>>>> The Wikipedia community has taken this to mean that government works
>>>>> are still copyrighted because of the non-commercial clause.
>>>>>
>>>>> But, additionally, copyright in the Philippines generally persist for
>>>>> the author's life + 50 years or 50 years after publication/making
>>>>> depending on the work. So maps published in the 1950s *might* be OK.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:33 PM, maning sambale
>>>>> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Bunny,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Leonard Soriano
>>>>>> <banito_pinoy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Maning rectified. However naka Transverse Mercator/Luzon Datum. I can re-project kung kinakailangan pero madami dami rin yun.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If possible please re-project to lat/lon wgs84 (EPSG:4326).  Upload it
>>>>>> somewhere we can fetch the data.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> CI produced a dataset ng rivers based on the Namria 125.000k. Pero They also produced a Philippine shoreline that includes main rivers (eg. Cagayan River) based on 1:50k topo maps.  Extracting the polylines of the rivers might is easy and can be used temporarily while the Landsat river system is on the way being digitized.
>>>>>> The CI dataset requires a whole lot of data request processing (data
>>>>>> holders are a combination of NGO, and national agencies, which
>>>>>> requires everyone's approval).
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> May specific province ba pagsisimulan ng focus ng mapping? or lahat basta na apektuhan ng bagyo?
>>>>>> I'm still collating information on the heavily affected areas.  Please
>>>>>> help in sorting the information.
>>>>>> NDCC has soem good reports on provincial site reports:
>>>>>> http://www.ndcc.gov.ph/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Make sure to update the wiki:
>>>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Philippines_Tropical_Storm_2010
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --bunny
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --- On Mon, 18/10/10, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> From: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
>>>>>>>> Subject: [talk-ph] Typhoon Megi/Juan Humanitarian OSM Team activation request
>>>>>>>> To: "osm-ph" <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>, "osm-talk" <talk at openstreetmap.org>
>>>>>>>> Received: Monday, 18 October, 2010, 10:55 AM
>>>>>>>> Dear everyone,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I created an activation request for mapping affected areas
>>>>>>>> Typhoon
>>>>>>>> Megi/Juan in the Philippines.  At the moment, there
>>>>>>>> are no high-res
>>>>>>>> available in the area.  What we can for now is to map
>>>>>>>> large rivers
>>>>>>>> visible in Landsat which is likely to be flooded.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> As the event progresses, we will evaluate specific areas
>>>>>>>> needing
>>>>>>>> high-res imagery.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks in advance for supporting the initiative.
>>>>>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/philippines_juan
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> cheers,
>>>>>>>> maning
>>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>>> "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
>>>>>>>> wiki: http://esambale.wikispaces.com/
>>>>>>>> blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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>>>>>> --
>>>>>> cheers,
>>>>>> maning
>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>> "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
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>>>>>> blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> cheers,
>>>> maning
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>>> "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
>>>> wiki: http://esambale.wikispaces.com/
>>>> blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> cheers,
>>> maning
>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>> "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
>>> wiki: http://esambale.wikispaces.com/
>>> blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> cheers,
>> maning
>> ------------------------------------------------------
>> "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
>> wiki: http://esambale.wikispaces.com/
>> blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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>>
>
>
>
> --
> cheers,
> maning
> ------------------------------------------------------
> "Freedom is still the most radical idea of all" -N.Branden
> wiki: http://esambale.wikispaces.com/
> blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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>



-- 
cheers,
maning
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blog: http://epsg4253.wordpress.com/
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