[talk-ph] [HOT] Interim Report: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Damage Assessment

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Wed May 14 03:00:44 UTC 2014

An update to this report is now available:

In a gist:
"The assessment found an overall accuracy rate of 36 per cent with
general underrepresentation of damage when compared with field
assessment data."

Lots of things discussed in the report which we can look into to
improve our response mapping.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 6:03 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> This report is a preliminary assessment on the use of OSM data for
> estimating infrastructure damage.
> http://americanredcross.github.io/OSM-Assessment/
> There is much we can learn on what OSM can improve on.  While the
> report highlights some limitations in the current state of usability
> of OSM data for damage assessment,
> I think this is a matter of improving our coordination, processes and
> tools while at the same time, recognizing the limits given the number
> and expertise of volunteers and available imagery.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Banick, Robert <Robert.Banick at redcross.org>
> Date: Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:22 PM
> Subject: [HOT] Interim Report: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Damage Assessment
> To: "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> Cc: Clay impact <clay.westrope at impact-initiatives.org>, "Kunce, Dale"
> <dale.kunce at redcross.org>
> Dear HOT Communuity,
> The American Red Cross and the REACH Initiative are pleased to present
> an interim assessment report on the validity of the building damages
> assessed through OpenStreetMap in the weeks following Typhoon Haiyan.
> You can find a print copy attached and a more interactive website
> version at the above link.
> The results were unfortunately negative and underline real limitations
> in OpenStreetMap’s ability to capture these results in the present.
> Neverthless, this report identifies strong promise in the OSM model of
> crowdsourcing and highlights the investments needed to make that
> potential possible.  It’s our sincere hope that funders, NGO partners
> and most especially the OpenStreetMap community will rally around
> these investments so that OSM can play an even stronger and more
> operationally useful role in future disaster responses.
> We are indebted to the US Agency for International Development’s
> Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for funding this
> assessment and look forward to future partnerships to improve the
> utility of open data and OpenStreetMap in particular for disaster
> response.
> With all the best,
> Robert Banick, Dale Kunce and Clay Westrope
> American Red Cross & REACH Initiative
> Robert Banick | Field GIS Coordinator | International Services | Ì
> American Red Cross
> 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006\
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> maning
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