[talk-ph] Guagua mapping progress and tagging evacuation centers

Mark Cupitt markcupitt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 12:20:14 UTC 2014

Hi Maning, I guess the determining factor is who will be using the data. If
it is responders in an emergency, all they really need is the location they
can plug into a gps and maybe a people capacity so they know what they are
dealing with

If it is end users (public), the more detailed aspect becomes debatable.
You do not want people going to the wrong evacuation center for the wrong
emergency. That would be disastrous.

I think the tagging is great, but maybe should only be rendered on maps
specific to disaster relief efforts. As it is, it is unlikely to be
rendered on the new OSM Carto, so including the information will do no
harm, but could make it available to organizations who need it.

Manin, I think your points

* type of disaster
* structural integrity
* number of evacuees it can accommodate
* length of time of the evacuees to stay depending on the resources

are crucial to responders and would be incredibly useful for responders in
a disaster in the future.

Pierre, could this be proposed and rendered under the HOT Carto scheme?




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On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>

> Dear Mark,
> > I guess the question is, are there different types of evacuation
> centers?? I am not sure. If a school is in a low zone is it appropriate for
> a Tsunami?? I guess GuaGua will not have any Tsunami Evacuation Centers,
> but will have earthquake, volcano, lahar flows, etc.
> > Should they be tagged for the type of disaster they are intended for, or
> are they generic
> Good point.  As what we always discuss to our DRR partners, not all
> evacuation centers are the same.
> For DRR managers, they need to be aware of the "quality and capacity
> of evacuation centers" categorized according to:
> * type of disaster
> * structural integrity
> * number of evacuees it can accommodate
> * length of time of the evacuees to stay depending on the resources
> available
> But for now, I am not sure if this should be included in OSM.
> > Lastly, would it be appropriate to include contact details for the
> different services?? Hard to maintain unless the relief agencies do it them
> selves ..
> Unless it is an official contact number like Davao's 911 or Pasig's
> DRR Command Center, I don't think it should be in OSM.
> This is more appropriate for the LGU's DRRM Office to maintain as an
> internal db.
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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