[talk-ph] [HOT] New Task: Carles Post-Disaster Tracing

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 03:18:21 UTC 2013

Dear Robert,

Imagery is not loading for me in JOSM.  Error is:
Server returned HTTP response code: 500 for URL:

Also as you have been to Carles, I want to ask whether GPS traces were
collected and if yes, can you upload them is
OSM so that we can correct possible imagery shift.


On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Banick, Robert
<Robert.Banick at redcross.org> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Greetings from Manila.
> As efforts to alleviate the damages from Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in the
> Philippines shift from response to recovery the need for detailed, precise
> information about damages and recovery rates has become more pressing.
> Agencies are still investing lots in mass-distribution style emergency
> shelter relief but are already looking at the next stage of "supporting
> self-recovery" activities and the eventual move towards permanent shelter
> solutions.
> One of the more affected municipalities in Haiyan's path is Carles, on the
> Northeastern tip of Panay Island. Much like the islands of neighboring
> municipality Estancia to the south, the exposed islands of Carles and the
> buildings along its shores were hit hard by the typhoon. Survivors are doing
> an inspiring job of putting their lives in order and moving on but the need
> for assistance and support is still real. We've create a task to support
> this process at: http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/392
> To support that assistance process we'd like to assess the damages at a
> building-by-building level. Our hope is to better target assistance from aid
> agencies in the area, track reconstruction progress at a building level and
> verify the accuracy of these assessments through OSM for future work.
> Thanks to the continued generosity of the U.S. State Department, we've been
> able to procure post-disaster imagery for the municipality of Carles on the
> northeast tip of Panay Island. Please download the imagery into your editing
> software of choice and be sure to insert the necessary tags to recognize the
> NextView license's part in the data so created.
> Many thanks to all of you for your contributions and continued support. I
> cannot speak enough to how well received OSM is by government, NGOs and
> companies alike here. This operation represents a huge leap forward in terms
> of the credibility and recognition of OSM for disaster response purposes.
> Best,
> Robert
> Robert Banick | Field GIS Coordinator | International Services | Ì American
> Red Cross
> 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
> Tel 202-303-5017 | Cell 202-805-3679 | Skype robert.banick
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