[talk-ph] [HOT] Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Activation Wrap-up

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue May 6 13:05:10 UTC 2014

Thanks Pierre, for sure, I missed a lot of individuals and orgs. Sorry for

Maning Sambale (mobile)
On May 6, 2014 7:11 PM, "Pierre Béland" <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:

> Thanks for this Maning and yes let's declare this Great activation over.
> A tremendous effort was made remotely from people around the world.
> From one activation to the other, we are developping new ways to
> collaborate with the humanitarian organizations and local communities. The
> coordination with international organizations such as UN-OCHA, Red Cross,
> GFDRR, HIU  was awesome. We also had a fantastic support from various
> imagery providers who let us cover such a large area for this emergency.
> And a great thanks to Jean-Guilhem Cailton, Fred Moine and OSM-fr who
> supported us for the imagery. Thanks also to the developpers who
> contributed to deliver these poster size OSM maps to the Tacloban airport
> 10 days after the Typhoon, and offer various services such as GPS and
> OSMAnd / Android downloads.  These various services offer a great support
> to the humanitarians while deploying on the ground in the context of such
> emergencies.
> The Philippines is different from other activations with the local OSM
> communities contributing to complete the map with their local knowledge.
> Thanks to Maning and all the OSM-ph contributors for your contribution in
> such a difficult context. This is an essential part of the map and I am
> pleased to see that this has some recognition from the various governmental
> agencies.
> Pierre
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>  *De :* maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
> *À :* HOT <hot at openstreetmap.org>; osm-ph <talk-ph at openstreetmap.org>
> *Envoyé le :* Mardi 6 mai 2014 11h52
> *Objet :* [HOT] Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Activation Wrap-up
> Dear everyone,
> It's been almost half a year since we activated for the Typhoon
> Yolanda/Haiyan.  Since then,
> I'm sure you are aware of the tremendous response we received both
> from remote mappers and responders on the ground.
> Over 4 million map changes from ~1,500 contributors.  We supported
> local and international humanitarian groups.  Locally, I can say that
> OSM became the de-facto resource for updated geographic data.  Various
> government agencies (including the national mapping agency) are now
> taking a second look at the wealth of data we created.  Along the way,
> we were able to refine our coordination protocols which I hope became
> useful in the successive response we are currently supporting
> worldwide.
> Let me thank everyone who supported this response, from the remote
> mappers, humanitarian agencies who used our data, image providers,
> organizers of numerous mapathons, the people who shared the appeal to
> social and mainstream media and, the core HOT volunteers (especially
> Andrew, Pierre, JGC and many others) who provided both technical
> guidance and moral support during the height of the activation.
> If you view the history tab in osm.org right now, you will notice that
> local volunteers (who were victims themselves) are working on updating
> the map.  This will be a big task for us in the OSM-PH community, but
> slowly, we are taking on the challenge to keep the map up to date.
> Remote mapping has dwindled the past few months and I would like to
> formally declare (through this email, since I don't know the
> "protocol") that we are wrapping-up this activation. Thank you again
> for all your help.
> There will be a little bit of clean-up such as removing non-essential
> data (i.e. tasking manager relations used in creating tasks).  If
> anyone has a need for this kind of data to remain in the DB, let us
> know.
> Thanks again, please update the wiki [0] if there are things we missed
> during the activation.  Also, if there are reports/assessment on the
> way we responded please add them to the wiki as well.
> [0] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Typhoon_Haiyan
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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